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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikas Shakya Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/05/2023. Grievance in the application is against violation of environmental norms by M/s ACC Cement Pvt. Ltd., the project proponent (PP), Salai Banwa Grinding unit, village Salai Banwa, tehsil Obra, district Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. Violations alleged are obstruction of water streams/drains flowing into river Son, a tributary of Ganga.

Industrial emission accounts for about one-third of all global anthropogenic CO2 emissions and are expected to grow rapidly, with major contribution from developing economies. In India, the industrial sector is the largest and fastest-growing energy end-use sector and is expected to be the single largest source of CO2 emissions by 2040.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suresh Malhari Paikarao Vs State of Maharashtra dated 13/03/2023.

Joint committee report in the matter of Mukesh Kumar Chauhan Vs State of Uttar Pradesh, 01/12/2022.

The applicant, Mukesh Kumar Chauhan in his complaint before the NGT said that J K Cement, village Satha, Aligarh and other companies are getting clinker, required by them for manufacture of cement, transported from Harduaganj railway station near village Satha, district Aligarh. During loading and unloading clinker evaporates causing damage to the environment and health hazards to the residents.

Factual and action taken report on behalf of the Joint Committee constituted vide the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, January 28, 2022.

The matter related to health hazards being faced by the residents living near M/S N.U. Vista Ltd., village Durgawati, district Kaimur, Bihar. The unit is discharging its polluted water in the nearby agricultural land; the cement water slurry is released into the agricultural fields making them infertile and ultimately polluting the nearby rivers and also affects aquatic life, the application to the NGT said.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Basudeb Bar & Others Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 11/04/2022.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Larsen & Toubro Limited Vs Sanghi Industries Limited & Others dated 25/02/2022.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of ACC Limited Vs State of Chhattisgarh & Others dated 11/01/2022. The matter relates to the computation of the water consumption from April 2010 to March 2020 and the amount payable thereon.