Based on earlier decisions of the Sub-Committee on GRAP, actions upto Stage-I and Stage-II of the GRAP are already in force vide orders dated October 5, 2022 and October 19, 2022 respectively.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Bagai & Others Vs Department of Environment, GNCTD & Others dated 20/12/2022.

The matter related to illegal act of cutting, felling and pruning of trees in Vasant Vihar.

The applicants have submitted that some trees were cut/felled in Vasant Vihar on September 30, 2022 without any permission and a complaint dated October 28, 2022 was lodged in this regard by Sanjeev Bagai with various authorities.

Response filed by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee in the matter of Jan Seva Welfare Society Vs Govt of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 19/12/2022. The matter related to telecom towers in DDA parks at 9 locations of Pitampura, Delhi.

At present, no specific area for collection of septage tanks has been earmarked to the vendors and they can collect septic waste from any place throughout Delhi.

The Sub-Committee for operationalization of the revised Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in its meeting held on 7th December, 2022, further reviewed the air quality scenario in the Delhi.

Status report filed by the Government of NCT of Delhi regarding measures to ensure rejuvenation of the Najafgarh jheel situated on the Delhi-Gurgaon border.

The monitoring of water quality is being done on a quarterly basis by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). The Inter-Ministerial Expert Group formed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has prepared a draft report for conservation and rejuvenation of the Najafgarh jheel.

The study by Climate Trends and Earth Root Foundation found that Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) officials were aware of air pollution, but national policies and health impacts of air pollution were lesser-known among the implementing agency’s field workers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gagan Narang Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/11/2022.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has to take necessary precautions to ensure that no leachate goes from the Bhalswa site to the adjacent drain and the same is not blocked. Current waste should not be dumped at Bhalswa and utilization of segregated inert waste need to be followed, directed the bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Sudhir Agarwal of the NGT, November 22, 2022.

The study intends to support the Delhi government, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) in identifying priority areas of interventions needed in controlling air pollution in Delhi during the winter season of 2021.

Each year, air pollution levels spike in the Indo-Gangetic Plain on the day after Diwali with grey skies and hard-to-breathe air. This results from several meteorological factors, the stubble burning in neighbouring states and increased local emissions due to the firecracker use.

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