Reply by the Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Kerala in Original Application 184/22 filed by M N Jayachandran before the National Green Tribunal.

M N Jayachandran in his petition before the NGT had alleged that Biji P Mathew was running tourism activities in the encroached area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and elephant rides in Idukki District using more than l0 elephants, which is banned by District Collector.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rahul Dev Sagar Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 16/03/2023.

Grievance in the application is against failure of the Gram Panchayat Gurgawan, block Tilhar, district Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh to scientifically manage wet and dry waste as well as waste from veterinary hospital. Further, it was alleged that such waste was burnt to the detriment of environment.

NITI Aayog released the Task Force report titled “Production and Promotion of Organic and Bio fertilisers with Special Focus on Improving Economic Viability of Gaushalas”.

A joint committee comprising the Punjab Pollution Control Board and the District Magistrate, Faridkot was directed by the NGT, February 22 to look into the allegation of pipelines being laid for disposal of cattle and dairy waste which is being discharged in open area adjoining Kotkapura-Faridkot main road near a public school causing damage to environment. District Magistrate, Faridkot was asked to be the nodal agency for compliance and coordination.

The Centre has released the draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act (Amendment) Bill 2022 for public comment. In the draft legislation, it has proposed to introduce 61 amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960. The draft Bill has included bestiality as a crime under the new category of gruesome cruelty.

Order of the High Court of Kerala in Re: Brunu (Suo Motu) Public Interest Litigation dated 14/08/2022.

The High Court of Kerala convened a special sitting taking note of the instances of dog bites being reported across the state. The HC talked about the various orders passed by the court and in particular, the order dated August 2, 2021 - wherein Thrikkakara Municipality was directed to identify areas within its geographical limits where the community dogs could be rehabilitated and sheltered.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kanhaiya Kumar Vs Central Zoo Authority & Others dated 16/08/2022.

Animal health is important to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but greater investment is needed to evaluate the impact, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners said in this report.

Report of the Central Pollution Control Board, Regional Directorate (Chennai) to the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. Prabha Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 01/06/2022. The CPCB report was on mechanism adopted in framing the environmental guidelines for poultry farms - August 2021 and January 2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ved Prakash Aggrawal Vs Municipal Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad dated 25/01/2022.

The application seeks execution of NGT order, October 8, 2020 (OA 989/2019, Ved Prakash Aggrawal v. Municipal Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad).

By the said order, the Tribunal had dealt with the issue of illegal operation of dairy farms in the residential colony of Chiranjiv Vihar, Ghaziabad.