Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
BIS violates pollution control norms
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on August 5, 2019, asked the Central Pollution Control Board and Kerala State Pollution Control Board to look into allegations that the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) was gold testing and hall marking without compliance of pollution control norms.
The court has also demanded an action taken report within a month.
Tree felling in wildlife corridor
The NGT on August 5, 2019 ordered the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Maharashtra, to investigate the alleged felling of trees in the wildlife corridor between the Bor and Melghat Tiger Reserves of the Nagpur forest division being done for a grenade unit.
The court also asked for a factual and action-taken report within one month.
Environment clearance to be cancelled
The NGT on August 5, 2019, ordered the cancellation of environmental clearance to four mining units — Maihar Stone, Jai Maa Bhandari Stone, Jyoti Stone, Vaishono Stone and Guru Kripa — operating in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
The units were also asked to prepare an appropriate action plan for restoring the damage done to the environment within a month.
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