Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 30, 2020)

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

By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Thursday 30 January 2020

Tree felling for wind farms

The National Green Tribunal (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.

Sand mining in Basloi river

The NGT on January 28 disposed of an application on illegal and unrestricted mining of sand from the bed of Jharkhand's Basloi river. The order came in the wake of the report submitted by a joint committee. It stated that mining of sand was being done very systematically, under strict surveillance of the District Level Task Force Committee.

Brick kilns in  West Bengal

The 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.


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