Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 22, 2019)

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
Published: Thursday 22 August 2019
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Coke as fuel in Raipur

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on August 20, 2019 directed the ‘Chhattisgarh State Pollution Control Board’ to submit a factual and action-taken report (ATR) on alleged pollution by M/s Metallic Alloys at Industrial Growth Centre Siltara, Raipur. The unit allegedly used coke as a fuel — a violation of environmental clearance.

Chemical from liquor unit

A liquor factory allegedly discharged toxic chemicals at village Khodi Badwah inMadhya Pradesh’s Khargone district. The NGT on August 20, 2019 asked the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (PCB) to look it, act appropriately and furnish a factual and ATR to in a month.

Sand mining by Sarayu

The NGT on August 20, 2019 asked the Uttar Pradesh PCB to look into allegations of illegal sand mining by the Sarayu river at Meerapur Duaba in Ayodhya district. Complainant Vinod Kumar Soni had said the river’s flow was being diverted by miners at Bekunth Dham.

Felling of trees in Indore

The NGT asked the MPPCB to look into illegal felling of trees and encroachment on government land and the Saraswati river at AB Road of Bijalpur village in Indore district. It has to file a factual and ATR within a month, said the order of August 20, 2019.

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