Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Tej Singh Hada Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 24/10/2019 regarding pollution caused by a flour mill at Dabri Palam Road, New Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Vs Delhi Pollution Control Committee & Others dated 21/10/2019 regarding red category industries located in Bawana Industrial Area, Mayapuri Industrial Area, Uttam Nagar and Khyala discharging pollutants into the ambient air, water and soil.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Guru Ravidas Jainti Samaroh Samiti Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/10/2019 regarding Guru Ravidas temple in forest area of Delhi.

On 4.2.2019, the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed EPCA to consider the issues in the application No 176097 of Bajaj Auto Ltd of December 12, 2018 seeking that the cap on number of 3-wheeler registration, imposed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order of 16.12.1997, should be removed as these vehicles are no longer polluting.

On October 15, 2019 the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) came into force in Delhi-NCR. This is being monitored by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA). To further enhance the impact of GRAP this year EPCA has decided to put extra focus on controlling air pollution in air pollution hotspots in the region.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Bali Nagar Vs Govt.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Village Kamruddin Nagar Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 18/10/2019 regarding illegal operation of PVC units in village Kamruddiin Nagar, Narela, Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganga Lalwani Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/10/2019 regarding remedial action to prevent burning of crop residue resulting in air pollution particularly in the NCR Region. The hearings are in continuation of the hearings taking place in the matter since December 2015.

Summary of the Case: 

Air pollution causes severe environmental problems and has become a major health risk for livelihood in Delhi. With increase in population, there is an increase in emissions from various utilities as well. The main source of air pollution is crop residue burning followed by vehicular and industrial emission.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 10/10/2019 regarding declaring a water body falling partly in NCT Delhi and partly in Haryana as a wetland.

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