This report brings together the key insights from the public bus users in Delhi- about the experiences and challenges they are facing while commuting in the city.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh Chandra Saxena Vs The Chief Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 10/12/2021.

The matter related to rainwater harvesting systems constructed in all societies of Dwarka, Delhi. According to the applicant, he has conducted survey of rain water harvesting systems of 40 societies in Dwarka and found deficiencies. The borewells are deeper, enabling polluted water to mix with the groundwater.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) failed to adhere to various environmental requirements, as per a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

Urban India, particularly metros, is a major hotspot of air pollution with a PM2.5 concentration level ranging above the permissible limits defined by the WHO for most of the year. Unsurprisingly, special efforts have been made by the Government of India in recent years to improve air quality.

The Action Taken Report (ATR) of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations/observations contained in Three Hundred Sixteenth Report on 'Air Pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region'. The Report was presented to Rajya Sabha and laid on the Table of Lok Sabha on the 7th August, 2018.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shreya Paropkari & Others Vs Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board & Others dated 30/11/2021.

Grievance in the application is against damage to the environment by the activities in Ghazipur Murga Mandi under the control of Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board (DAMB). Case of the applicant is that the said market is one of the biggest livestock trading markets in Asia as well as the largest chicken slaughter hub situated in National Capital Territory Region of Delhi.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Aditya Dubey & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/11/2021. The SC noted that the respondents are taking long term and short term measures to combat air pollution and have passed certain directions after consultation with the different state governments (National Capital Territory of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh).

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Aditya Dubey & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/11/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bandhua Mukti Morcha Vs Rajeev Kumar & Others dated 08/10/2021.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take remedial action against pollution arising out of illegal business of building material and use of heavy machinery like cranes, earth movers, trucks, dumpers, trailers and tractors at plot no. 1 in the village and P.S. Pul Pehlad Pur, South-East district, New Delhi and Badarpur market, main Mathura Road, near Tughlakabad Metro Station, Badarpur, New Delhi.

This Brief provides an overview of the new CAQM Act 2021, its strengths and limitations, and the path ahead for enabling airshed level governance in the rest of the country.

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