According to the order 8 applicants are seeking a direction to the respondents restraining them from the sand filling work of the river basin of Baitarani on the South Bank at the place where river Baitarani bifurcates as Old Baitarani and New Baitarani in the Bhadrak District of Odisha.
The National Green Tribunal's Principal Bench has constituted a five-member Joint Committee comprising MoEF&CC, CPCB, SEIAA (Punjab), Punjab State PCB and District Magistrate, Mohali to check the legality of construction raised by Omex Ltd and Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developers Pvt Ltd in the project The Lake and other projects in the vicinity of Chandigarh.
The Supreme Court today has opined that NGT is an umbrella body created to ensure all bodies under Schedule-I of the NGT Act work in tandem while considering the issue as to whether the National Green Tribunal has suo motu powers or not.
A three-judge Supreme Court bench directed the matter of UK Flood victims to be remitted back to the National Green Tribunal for fresh consideration on merits. It admitted the appeal and directed the Original Application before the NGT to be revived.
A three-judge bench of Supreme Court continued the hearing from yesterday on the question of law as to whether the NGT has suo motu powers or not. The matter was directed to be listed on Tuesday, 7th September.
There were extensive arguments made on the question whether the National Green Tribunal has suo motu powers. The Supreme Court three-judge bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Hrishikesh Roy and CT Ravikumar will continue hearing the matter tomorrow.