Action Taken Report by the state of Bihar in Original Application No. 687 of 2023 'Air Quality Index in Various Cities'.

The report was in light of the National Green Tribunal order dated November 10, 2023.

The NGT directed all the states and Union Territories to take adequate and immediate measures so that the air quality improves and to identify the major contributing source of pollution and to take immediate steps to control it.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, KolkataIn Re: News Item published in Newspaper The Hindu, dated 26.06.2023 titled “One dead, 35 injured after ammonia leak in Bihar dairy.

A notice was sent from the office of the National Green Tribunal to the Raj Fresh Dairy, where the ammonia gas leakage was stated to have occurred at Hajipur in Vaishali district of Bihar, but it was returned back with the postal report that no one is traceable at the address.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Akshay Kumar Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/08/2023.

The matter related to the establishment of a garbage processing unit at Poiwan, Aurangabad, Bihar by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation.

The Bihar government approved Bihar Biofuels Production Promotion Policy, 2023, which will pave the way for production of compressed biogas (CBG) apart from ethanol in the state.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo motu action in illegal mining for excavation of morrum at Araji no 824 kha in area 16.194 and 12.368 hectares respectively at village Agori Khas, tehsil Obra, district Sonbhadra.

The Bihar Health Department has issued the notification of Bihar Epidemic Diseases Covid-19 Rules 2023 regarding effective control over Bihar Epidemic Covid-19. In the new rules, the responsibility of all the hospitals from the state level to the district level has been fixed for its control.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of 'In re: Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and other environmental issues' dated 04/05/2023.

The NGT after going through the presentation of Chief Secretary, Bihar was of the opinion that that there are still gaps in generation and processing of waste to the detriment of environment and public health. Data is incomplete as legacy waste figure is only in respect of 26 dump sites. Gap in sewage management is more than 2000 MLD.

In 2022, FINISH Mondial and the Sanitation Learning Hub conducted a participatory and immersive research study to understand ground realities and lived experiences of sanitation and hygiene access in Nandurbar district, Maharashtra and Darbhanga district, Bihar in India.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in The Hindu dated 25.07.2022 titled “Explosion in Bihar illegal firecracker unit kills five” dated 13/09/2022.

The NGT held that industrial incidents resulting in loss of lives is on account of failure to follow the environmental safety norms. The court was hearing the case of an illegal firecracker unit catching fire, July 24, 2022 and resulting in the death of five people.

Monitoring of ground water levels from 768 (745+23) Hydrograph Network Stations (HNS) were carried out in the year 2021-2022 with an objective to assess ground water regime of phreatic aquifer. The water level monitoring was carried out manually in the months of May’19, August’19, November’19, and January’20.