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
Construction on Yamuna flood plain
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on December 17, 2019 dismissed the application filed by National Capital Region Transport Corp Ltd (NCRTC), Delhi, seeking modification of the tribunal's order of January 13, 2015 and permitting construction on the Yamuna Flood Plain's “O” Zone. The construction was intended to execute an RRTS Project and decongest Delhi by providing public transportation infrastructure.
The NGT said it was for the concerned authorities to deal with the "permissibility of any particular project on the flood plain after studying the environmental impact thereof."
Groundwater pollution in Fazillka, Punjab
The NGT on December 17 directed a monitoring committee headed by Justice Jasbir Singh to look into large-scale discharge of untreated effluents in the drains of Fazillka and adjoining districts, resulting in contamination of ground water and affecting public health.
Cotton mill in Mathura polluting air
The NGT on December 17 directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and district magistrate of Mathura to furnish a factual and action-taken report in the matter of a polluting cotton mill in Mathura district.
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