On September 20, the Delhi High Court directed the Centre and the Delhi government to take effective steps to ensure that dengue patients were not denied treatment or admission in any hospital of Delhi.
On September 30, the Supreme Court pulled up Karnataka for defying its order and asked the state to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu during October 1-6.
On September 21, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) restrained the Southern Railway from carrying out any non-forest activities on its land adjoining the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary in Kochi until further orders. On September 20, NGT directed the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh to pass appropriate orders for the removal of illegal encroachments in the Hindon Bird Sanctuary near Ghaziabad.
On September 16, NGT restricted the construction of structures spread over 20,000 square metres in the Patna metropolitan region.
On September 20, NGT directed the Union Ministry of External Affairs to continue discussions with the government of Bangladesh for setting up of an effluent treatment plant for the industries contributing to the pollution of the river Mathabanga which subsequently flows into river Churni in West Bengal. On September 17, NGT directed the forest department of Odisha to inspect Utkal Alumina International Limited at Rayagada to check whether its refinery unit and mines are on forest land.