In what could be one of the effective ways to deal with the issue of air pollution linked to stubble burning, all coal based thermal power plants located in Delhi-NCR and adjoining area will have to mandatorily use a minimum 5% blend of pellets made of crop residue with coal annually.

Report of the joint committee and action taken report in compliance of the National Green Tribunal in Original Application No. 744 of 2022 (Moharram Ali Vs State of Uttar Pradesh) and Original Application No. 277/2022 (Liyakat Ali & Others Vs State of UP). Two matters have been clubbed together in the report.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Municipal Corporation, Ghaziabad Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 06/02/2023.

The Supreme Court directed Ghaziabad Development Authority to make payment of Rs. 1,04,20,000 for disposal of legacy waste dumped from the period October 21, 2020 to March 31, 2022. The amount, if not already paid has to be paid by the GDA to the Municipal Corporation, Ghaziabad within a period of one month.

Judgment of the National Green Tribual dated 07/02/2023 in the matter of Mahakar Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others.

Judgment of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of K T V Health Food Pvt Ltd. Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/02/2023.

The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone which set aside the ex post facto clearance granted by the Union government to K T V Health Food and KTV Oil Mills (one of the largest edible oil companies in South India) for its edible oil storage and transit terminal. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rama Shanker Awasthi Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 20/01/2023.

Grievance raised by Rama Shanker Awasthi was in respect of operation of captive and thermal power plants by M/s Bajaj Hindustan Limited and M/s Bajaj Energy Limited at Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh in violation of environmental norms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Devanshu Bose Vs Agra Development Authority & Others dated 18/01/2023.

Grievance in the application is against failure of the state authorities to prevent discharge of sewage on open land from ‘Nalanda Town’, a housing colony developed by a builder at Shamshabad Road area of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Sewage is estimated to be 1.45 lakh litres per day. Agra Development Authority (ADA) is primarily responsible for such failure, the complaint said.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 18/01/2023.

The matter related to stone crushers operating in district Mahendergarh in Haryana.

The court observed that "inspite of negative carrying capacity of the area in terms of air quality, large number of stone crushers are being permitted to continue".

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in The Hindu dated 23.12.2022 titled “One killed, four injured in fire at NLC Thermal Plant” dated 18/01/2023.

The bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Sudhir Agarwal of the NGT said that "it is disheartening to note that such incident has been repeated due to negligence on the part of the management, which calls for serious soul-searching at local level of management as well as stringent remedial action at higher level in the establishment."

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in Hindustan Times dated 03.06.2022 titled “178 women workers fall ill after gas leak in Andhra’s Visakhapatnam” dated 18/01/2023.

Proceedings were initiated suo-motu in view of media report about gas leak at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, affecting the health of 178 women workers.

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