Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganga Lalwani Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/10/2019 regarding remedial action to prevent burning of crop residue resulting in air pollution particularly in the NCR Region. The hearings are in continuation of the hearings taking place in the matter since December 2015.

Summary of the Case: 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganga Lalwani Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/10/2019 regarding remedial action to prevent burning of crop residue resulting in air pollution particularly in the NCR Region. For the last six years, the matter has been a subject matter of consideration before the Tribunal and according to certain statistics, 25-30% air pollution in NCR is caused by burning of crop residue in and around Delhi in October and November every year.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Protection of Culture, Heritage, Environment, Traditions and Promotion of National Awareness Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/09/2019. The Execution Application seeks enforcement of NGT order dated November 24, 2017. According to the applicants who were residents of Vasant Kunj, New Delhi in absence of adequate mitigation measures, there was unchecked noise pollution on the runway at Indira Gandhi International Airport affecting the inhabitants.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/09/2019 regarding measures to control air pollution in Delhi.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/09/2019 regarding Phase IV of Delhi Metro. Operational loss would be borne by the state government i.e. Govt of NCT of Delhi. "In case, the Metro suffers any loss, that is to be borne by the State Government, as the Metro is the local conveyance within the State and considering the nature of the facilities, the loss, if any, should be borne by the State Government" said the order.

Proper assessment of the parking needs and the requisite parking facilities for the next 25 years should be taken into consideration while granting permission to build any structures, the Supreme Court (SC) directed the Government of Delhi in its order of September 2, 2019. Further, the municipal corporations of Delhi have been asked to ensure that the pavements are cleared of all encroachments.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/08/2019 regarding the removal of cap on the number of three wheeler permits issued in Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/08/2019 regarding Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) approval for setting up of demonstration unit of 4 TPD HCNG at DTC Rajghat Depot 1. The matter was adjourned to enable Manoj Mishra to approach the Monitoring Committee.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shri L. G. Sahadevan, Chennai Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2019 regarding use of alternative fuel in the state of Tamil Nadu. Action plan submitted through the Joint Transport Commissioner (Road and Safety), Tamil Nadu states that "under the present condition the pollution level is under control when compared to other States and enough LPG is available throughout the State and CNG is not available and a Committee has been constituted to study about the same and they are making the study."

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.

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