Enable Block: 

India is the world's largest emitter of sulphur dioxide contributing more than 15% of the global anthropogenic SO2 emissions from the point sources tracked by NASA. The major SO2 emission hotspots in India are Singrauli (Madhya Pradesh) Neyveli and Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Talcher and Jharsuguda (Odisha), Korba (Chhattisgarh) , Kutch (Gujarat), Ramagundam (Telangana) and Chandrapur and Koradi (Maharashtra) shows the Greenpeace study based on NASA data.

Based on an in-depth literature review and responses to a survey among OECD member countries, this paper discusses the use of flexibility mechanisms in environmental regulations.

Particulate matter is the main air pollutant in China, especially in Xi'an in recent years. Since 2013, the WRF-SMOKE-CMAQ model system has been used to build an air quality model system for daily air quality forecasting in Xi'an.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anubhav Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/08/2019 regarding air pollution affecting the environment in and around the areas Rani Bagh, Shakurbasti, Raja Park, Punjabi Bagh, Srinagar, Madipur near Shakurbasti Railway Station in Delhi on account of unscientific manner in which loading/unloading of cement is being undertaken.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jail Lal Vs State of Haryana dated 14/08/2019 regarding work of loading and unloading of highly inflammable material such as clinker, gypsum, cement at Railway Station, Khori, District Rewari, Haryana. This has affected the ecology of the area around the railway station and air pollution. An inspection report was filed by the Central Pollution Control Board on February 5, 2019 which suggested measures to control the pollution and which the Tribunal had asked the Railways to implement.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Justice A.K. Roopanwal (Retd.) & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 13/08/2019 regarding use of diesel generator sets by Presidium School and Indirapuram Habitat Centre, leading to air and noise pollution at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in violation of Air Act, 1981. It has also been alleged that diesel was found to be stored in painting drums in open.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Asha Nagar, Mulund West, Mumbai Vs State of Maharashtra dated 09/08/2019 regarding air pollution by small scale industries in Nandanvan Industrial Estate at Asha Nagar, Mulund (West), Mumbai.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. Lakshma Reddy Vs M/s Siddi Vinayaka Oil Mill & Others dated 08/08/2019 regarding untreated effluents discharged by Frigerio Conserva Allana Ltd, Algole Road, Zahirabad, Piramal Enterprises Ltd. Digwal, Kohir Mandal, and Sri Siddi Vinayaka Oil Mill, Zahirabad, Sangareddy District, Telangana State, adversely affecting the water quality and availability of ground water and drinking water to the inhabitants of the surroundings area.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2019 regarding environmental norms of NOx for coal based thermal power plants (TPPs).

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2019 regarding improvement in bus numbers and services in Delhi.

Pages