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The study intends to support the Delhi government, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) in identifying priority areas of interventions needed in controlling air pollution in Delhi during the winter season of 2021.

A new World Meteorological Organization bulletin on Aerosols examines the impact of biomass burning (wildfires and open burning for agriculture) on climate and air quality. It covers the episodes of the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires, the 2015 Indonesia peatfires and smoke transport from boreal forest fires to the Arctic.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 03/03/2021. Grievance in the application was against air pollution due to crop burning during winter season in Districts Burdwan, Birdhum, Hooghly, Howrah, Murshidabad and New Town Action Area II of Calcutta in West Bengal, resulting in air pollution in Calcutta.

Report by the Oversight Committee, NGT, Uttar Pradesh in the matter of News item published in the The Time of India authored by Vishwa Mohan titled "NCAP with multiple timelines to clean air in 102 cities."

Submission of Quarterly Progress Report related to Implementation of action points of action plan for 15 non-attainment cities of Uttar Pradesh in compliance of National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of August 21, 2020.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/08/2020. The matter related to steps taken by the state of Punjab to control air pollution.

An affidavit was filed in the SC on behalf of state of Punjab and with respect to it the court asked for clarification and submission of a report.

Some of the issues raised by the apex court are the following:

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/11/2019 regarding rising air pollution in Delhi NCR especially due to stubble burning and vehicular pollution.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/11/2019 regarding air pollution control in Delhi NCR.

A joint affidavit was submitted on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Central Pollution Control Board on the establishment of towers to remove pollution but a final decision is yet to be taken. The court directed that the concerned stake holders file their response on Project Vayu as to how much time would it take to note the results of the trial and the minimum period required for that.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jai Gopal Dhiman Vs Department of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Govt. of Punjab & Others dated 07/11/2019 regarding preponing of paddy planation from 20th June to 13th June will lead to depletion of ground water level.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/11/2019 regarding air pollution in Delhi aggravated by stubble burning.

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