Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jhammanlal Gautam Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/07/2022.

The matter related to brick kilns operating in Uttar Pradesh without EC/consent.

A report titled 'Environmental assessment of tourism in the Indian Himalayan region' by the  Govind Ballabh Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment (GBNIHE), Kosi-Katarmal, Almora was submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order.

The study was carried out in relation to a statement made in Hindu newspaper, ‘Tourism has brought economic prosperity to the Himalayan region but the environmental cost has been catastrophic’.

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).

Compliance report in compliance to the NGT order, February 24, 2021 in the matter of OA No. 19/2021 (Sanjay Kumar Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others).

The matter is related to the operation of hot mix plants in village Wazidpur, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The court had directed the Joint Committee of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to look into the carrying capacity of the area, where the hot mix plants are in operation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajendra Singh Versus Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change & Others dated 25/03/2021.

The matter related to grant of mining leases without preparation of District Survey Report (DSR) as per the Sustainable Sand Management Guidelines (SSMG), 2016 and the Enforcement & Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining (EMGSM), 2020 in the district Banda, Uttar Pradesh. It is stated that an advertisement dated February 8, 2021 was issued for grant of mining leases without replenishment and carrying capacity studies.

Interim report on the study of environmental carrying capacity of Udupi taluk in relation to expansion of 2X600MW Udupi power Plant (UPCL).

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 Bengal Brick Field Owner’s Association Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board dated 05/11/2020.

The NGT in its order of August 6, 2020 had directed the CPCB and the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) to carry out a carrying capacity study in the state with specific preference to areas where the brick fields are concentrated within a period of three months. But the report has not yet been filed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikas Singh Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 09/07/2020.

The issue for consideration is the remedial action against illegal operation of brick kilns in District Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh (UP) where 600 brick kilns were illegally operating. The applicant has alleged that all the brick kilns were located within 50 to 500 meters east or west of the village habitations resulting in cancer and asthma to 40% inhabitants.

Submission of Central Pollution Control Board report in compliance of National Green Tribunal order of January 30, 2020 in the matter of O. A. No. 1016 of 2019, Utkarsh Panwar Vs CPCB & Others and O.A. No. 1088/2018 Dinesh Chahal & Others Vs Union of India & Others.

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