Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India dated 13/11/2019 regarding air pollution in NCT of Delhi.

The SC directed the Union of India as well as the Government of NCT of Delhi to convene a meeting for working out the feasibility of installation of smog towers which would take care of the smog within certain range of kilometers, to say 3 to 10 kms and place a proposal before the SC "as it is an urgent matter from the point of view of Delhi."

Recently there have been multiple discussions about air quality improvements in Delhi and some reports also mentioned that Delhi has shown a 25% decrease in air pollution levels between 2016-2018 compared to the 2012-2014 .

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Subrata Ghosh Vs South Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others dated 08/11/2019 regarding dumping of toxic and hazardous waste in Sulahkum Vihar, Old Palam Road, Kakrola Village, New Delhi.

As many as 27 deaths per day were caused due to respiratory diseases in Delhi in the year 2017, according to a report by Mumbai-based NGO Praja. The report on the "State of Health in Delhi", says that data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) shows that Delhi had only five good AQI days in the last four years (2015-18).

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/11/2019 regarding air pollution in Delhi aggravated by stubble burning.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/11/2019 regarding pollution in Delhi and NCR region especially compounded by stubble burning.

Apex Court comes down heavily on the authorities saying "in spite of various directions issued by High Court, other authorities including this Court the State Governments, Government of NCT of Delhi and the corporations of Delhi and nearby States are not performing their duties as enjoined upon them."

Inspection report on status of water quality on Noida drain as per National Green Tribunal order dated 30/07/2019 in Original Application No 1002/2018 in the matter of Abhisht Kusum Gupta Vs State of Uttar Pradesh uploaded on 24/02/2020. The Committee was directed to measure the faecal coliform content in the water samples which was a relevant factor for determining the water pollution.

In a four-pronged solution, government think-tank NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) have released the report of the ‘Task Force on Clean Industry’ to tackle Delhi’s air pollution crisis.

Like every year, CPCB has planned for air quality and noise level monitoring on selected pre-Deepawali day (21.10.2019) and on Deepawali day (27.10.2019) in Delhi. Ambient Noise was monitored at 16 locations (06 manual and 10 real-time noise monitoring). Ambient Air Quality was monitored at 37 operational Real-time monitoring stations.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arvee Enterprise Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 24/10/2019 regarding illegal groundwater extraction in Rohini, Delhi without permission from the concerned statutory authorities including the Municipal Corporation, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

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