More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. While all regions of the world are affected, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding Environmental Compensation Charges (ECC) for violation of air pollution norms, Delhi.
Order of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Gauri Grover Vs Government of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding solid waste management in Delhi and public health issues associated with it.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding Delhi sealing drive. Officiating Chairman of the Central Ground Water Board K.C. Naik has been requested to inform the Court the status of ground water level in 20 points in Delhi from the year 2000 onwards every five years including for the year 2017/2018 to understand whether there has been a depletion of ground water and in which area and to what extent.
Order of the Supreme Court of India In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding disposal of solid waste in Delhi. The Court's attention was drawn to the order dated 15/02/2000 passed by the Supreme Court which required landfills sites to be identified within a period of three weeks. However, the needful has not been done even after the passage of 17 years. Notice is issued to DDA for identification of landfill sites and handing over its possession.