Report filed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order, in Original Application No. 253/2021 (Jhammanlal Gautam Vs Union of India & Others).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mukesh Kumar Aggarwal Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 09/05/2022.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on February 22, 2022 has issued the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2022 to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986. This has come into force on February 22, 2022. The following has been stated namely: In Schedule – I entry Sl No.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Garg Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 04/02/2022. It is said that illegal brick kilns are operating within 8 km from Raj Nagar Extension on the pipeline road going from Teela Mod to Murad Nagar. Even mining is also going on in the said area causing environmental damage and health hazards to the nearby residents of the area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hakam Singh & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 10/11/2021.

Question for consideration is compliance of environmental norms by the brick kilns in Sri Ganganagar district in Rajasthan. The NGT noted that despite the court's last order, February 11, 2021 - illegally operating brick kilns have not been closed nor made accountable for past violations.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bansi Badan Kundu Vs The State of West Bengal & Others dated 21/10/2021.

The matter related to a brickfield located 15 metres away from the Katandhar Bypass, Bankura district, West Bengal.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) on May 24, 2021 has rescinded the vide notification G.S.R.157(E), dated February 25, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change which is regarding prohibition of new red clay brick kilns within 300 kilometers from coal or lignite based thermal power plants

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Sorout Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 08/03/2021. Grievance in this application was against the operation of M/s. Mewat Bricks Co. and M/s. Bhai Bricks Co. in violation of environmental norms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Utkarsh Panwar Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/02/2021.

Question for consideration is extending applicability of Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), already applicable to Fixed Chimney Bull Trench Kilns (FCBTK), to other coal fired brick kilns, including those using ‘Zig-Zag’ technology in NCR during the period the air quality is ‘severe’, having potential for adverse health effects.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikas Singh Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/02/2021. The issue for consideration was the remedial action against illegal operation of brick kilns in district Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh where 600 brick kilns were illegally operating.

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