Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarav Shikshit Evam Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/07/217 regarding damage to public health caused because of the cement plant in the Bilaspur area of Himachal Pradesh. Secretary, State of Himachal Pradesh submits that the Government has entered into a dialogue with the PGI, Public Health Department for conducting proper research to substantiate the damage caused by the cement plant.

Draft Guidelilnes for Pre-processing/Co-processing of Hazardous and Other Wastes had been prepared in Feb. 2017 and circulated among the SPCBs/PCCs and other Stake-holders for information/comments. Suggestions were received and have been incorporate wherever feasible.

Many oppose proposed expansion of limestone mines of Dalmia Cement

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarav Shikshit Evam Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 23/05/2017 regarding air and water pollution and consequent health hazards around the premises of Associate Cement Company Ltd., Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. The Chief Medical Officer assures that he will take all possible steps to ensure treatment of the people who have suffered from the pulmonary, skin, ENT and other diseases.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/05/2017 regarding ban on sales and use of furnace oil and pet-coke in Delhi NCR.

EPCA report submitted before the Supreme Court states that the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have no objection if a ban is placed on the use of Furnace Oil and Pet Coke like in Delhi. It is also pointed out SO2, Nox and Sox standards have not been fixed for almost 35 industries.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarav Shikshit Evam Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/04/2017 regarding air and water pollution and consequent health hazards in and around the premises of Associate Cement Company Ltd. located near Barmana, District Bilaspur, State of Himachal Pradesh.

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Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office, Union and Environment, January Makamba, ordered immediate closure of the factory, saying: “This factory should from effective today halt operations

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bihar Cement Plant Vs. Bihar State Pollution Control Board & Ors. dated 15/03/2017 regarding pollution caused by Bihar Cement Plant. A Joint Inspection Report filed by the Committee recommended that the unit could be permitted to operate, as required anti-pollution devices have been installed and measures have been taken.

China’s cement and steel industry accounts for approximately half of the world’s total cement and steel production. These two industries are two of the most energy-intensive and highest carbon dioxide (CO2)-emitting industries and two of the key industrial contributors to air pollution in China.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Kolkata Bench, on Monday directed Alstom Industries and the State Government to maintain status quo in regard to operation of the cement factory that was establis

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