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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sunit Kumar Mallick Chowdhury Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 07/02/2017 regarding filling up of a waterbody (Ukil Bheri) by a housing society in Kolkata to construct a building.

NGT directs the Additional District Magistrate (LR) South 24 Parganas and Officer-in-Charge, Pragati Maidan P.S. to inspect the area and ascertain as to whether the allegations are correct or not. If any construction is going on in the manner alleged, it shall be stopped forthwith.

National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) directed Mira Bhayendar Municipal Corporation in Mumbai to deposit Rs. 20/- crores in escrow account of Divisional Commissioner within two weeks to ensure that the proposed plant to treat the municipal solid waste is commissioned and operated within next eight months as stated by the Commissioner

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Samir Mehta & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2017 regarding spenting of environmental compensation or other penalty received by the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sumitra Devi & Others Vs. CPCB & Others dated 02/02/2017 regarding pollution at the industrial complex at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan.

The report of the Joint Inspection Team shows serious pollution of soil, ground water and constituents of the effluent that is being discharged to the CETP. The CETP is non-performing and in any case there is nothing on record to show that it is capable of treating the metallic effluent, as specified in the Report of Joint Inspection Team.

The Petitioners Resident Welfare Association of Sukhdev Vihar, Jasola Vihar, and Ishwar Nagar had approached the High Court of Delhi by filing Public Interest Litigation under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying that the construction of the proposed Waste to Energy plant close to Okhla STP should be stopped.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s.Karni Enterpries & Others Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 30/01/2017 regarding the order of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board rejecting the applications of stone crushing units for Consent to operate in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Abhay Jain Vs. Collector, District Shivpuri & Others dated 30/01/2017 regarding pollution and encroachment of water bodies in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Sainik Food Pvt. Ltd. vs. State of MP & Ors. dated 30/01/2017 regarding illegal in stream sand mining being carried out in river Narmada by use of boats between village Chipaner to Chorsakheda, Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh. NGT directs the District Collector (Mines) and the Superintendant of Police, Sehore to take immediate action for impounding the boats and submit a list of persons involved in the aforesaid activity.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs. Bird’s View Resort & Others dated 30/01/2017 regarding unauthorised constructions in Kasauli area, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Advocate General appearing for the State has pointed out before the Court detailed list of unauthorized constructions, wholly or partially as well as the authorized construction existing in that area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission Vs. Chief Secretary, Govt. Of Uttarakhand & Others dated 27/01/2017 regarding pollution of river Kausi and Ganga, Uttarakhand. Counsel appearing for the State of Uttarakhand would take clear instructions in relation to allocation/allotment of the land for the purposes of establishment of the STPs and Municipal Solid Waste sites.

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