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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jitender Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2023.

The matter related to the operation of 138 brick kilns in violation of environmental norms in Hisar district of Haryana. The tribunal was of the view that the operation of brick kilns needs to be regulated and the Haryana State Pollution Control Board and the District Magistrate, Hisar need to take remedial action.

This report is a continuation of ‘Tracing the Hazy Air: Progress Report on National Clean Air Programme’ released by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air in January 2022.

Based on earlier decisions of the Sub-Committee on GRAP, actions upto Stage-I and Stage-II of the GRAP are already in force vide orders dated October 5, 2022 and October 19, 2022 respectively.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manvir Tevtiya & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 03/01/2023.

Joint committee inspection report in the matter of Original Application No. 89/2022 'Rahul Sharma Vs Divisional Railway Manager, Bhopal & Others.

The report was in response to the National Green Tribunal order, 21/11/2022.

The matter related to pollution caused due to the loading and unloading of cement, fertilizer and food grains which was carried out in the open at the railway good shed, Itarsi, Narmadapuram, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Durgesh Boken & Others Vs State of Haryana dated 02/01/2023.

The NGT received a letter petition dated June 6, 2022 from residents of village Darbaripur and Hasanpur, Gurugram, Haryana regarding industrial pollution at Darbaripur, Hasanpur road, Khekri Daula Road, Sector-75, Gurugram. Industrial establishments like Suzuki Company, Mahindra and Mahindra and Sudhar Metals and Alloy are located there. The residents have complained that the industries are not complying with environmental norms.

Rapidly expanding cities in very dry parts of the world must be turned into "green urban oases" to ensure they become both healthier places to live in and more resilient to climate change, according to this new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Greening the Blue is a UNEP initiative to engage and support the un system in the transition towards greater environmental sustainability in the management of its facilities and operations. The 2022 edition of the Report reveals the UN system accelerated efforts on environmental governance and environmental training in 2021.

South Asia is home to 9 of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution, which causes an estimated 2 million premature deaths across the region each year and incurs significant economic costs.

The Sub-Committee for operationalization of the revised Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in its meeting held on 7th December, 2022, further reviewed the air quality scenario in the Delhi.