This study by Oxfam India analyses the regional disparity and inequality in Bihar with respect to the other states in India and inter-district variations within the state. It is based mainly on secondary data from published official reports, individual studies, etc.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pramod Kumar, Shambhu Kumar & Others Vs State of Bihar dated 19/10/2020. Grievance in this application is that Pionex Private Ltd. Company in village Gulamichak, district Patna is emitting toxic smoke and gases, affecting the environment and the public health in Gram Panchayat Anandpur, Musepur, Kateser, Bihar Raksha Bahini (Prakashishan Kender). The land of the area, ground water, forest and wildlife are also affected.

The NGT October 14 directed a fresh district survey report (DSR) for sand mining in Banka district of Bihar.

An application filed in the NGT said that an interim district survey report (DSR) was prepared for sand mining in Banka district in the year 2018 but that was never finalized.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satyanarayan Sahni Vs State of Bihar dated 28/09/2020. A report was sought from District Magistrate, Muzaffarpur and Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) on the allegation of pollution being caused by fly ash dump set up by thermal power plant at village Kanti Nagar, district Muzaffarpur, Bihar causing damage to the public health, animal health and ecology in the area.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes strategies to reduce air pollution. The NCAP identifies 122 non-attainment Indian cities [cities that violate the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)].

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes strategies to reduce air pollution. The NCAP identifies 122 non-attainment Indian cities [cities that violate the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)].

There have been extreme weather events in the form of heavy rains in some parts of the country which affected the standing crops.

Supplementary report to 2nd quarterly report on behalf of the National Mission for Clean Ganga with respect to revised quarterly progress report submitted by state of Bihar in the matter of Original Application No. 200 of 2014 in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahanoy River Safety Society Vs State of Bihar & Others dated 31/07/2020. The case pertains to questions relating to allegation of constructions on the banks of river Mahanoy, district Munger, Bihar in violation of the distance criteria and its deleterious effect on the river and the environment. It was also stated that the construction work had converted the river Mahanoy virtually into a cesspool due to discharge of untreated water.

Report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board before the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mohd. Imran Khan Kadri, Muslim Rashtriya Manch Vs State of Bihar.

The report was on sand mining at different ghats on river Son in Aurangabad and Rohtas districts in Bihar by M/s Aditya Multicon Pvt Ltd. The report was in compliance to the NGT order of February 19, 2020. The committee constituted for the purpose, inspected the various sand ghats on river Son.

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