Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (January 25-31, 2020)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week     

By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Sunday 02 February 2020

Brick kilns in West Bengal

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on January 28 directed the West Bengal Pollution Control Board to ensure that all existing brick kilns convert to zig zag technology within six months.

Tree felling for wind farms

The NGT on January 29 directed Gujarat's principal chief conservator of forest to conduct an inspection of the area in Sangnara village in Kutch district where trees were being felled by M/s. Green Infra Wind Energy Ltd and seven other wind energy companies in order to construct wind farms.

Introduction of African Cheetah into India

The Supreme Court on January 28 directed the formation of a joint committee to look into the aspect of introduction of the African Cheetah to suitable sites in India. The committee will guide the National Tiger Conservation Authority, so that a careful decision can be taken on the viability of introducing the animal on a larger scale.

Stone quarries in Chittoor

The NGT on January 27 directed the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board to levy compensation on polluting stone quarries, located near CMC Chittoor Campus for the entire period of violation upto five years. 

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