Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Veterans forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 04/01/2021.

The matter related to  remedial action against discharge of waste from CETP at Baddi and from Acme Life Sciences, Nalagarh and Helio Pharmaceuticals at Solan, to prevent pollution of rivers Sirsa and Satluj. According to the applicant, the CETP is not connected to pharmaceutical units at Barotiwala and Nalagarh who are discharging their effluents directly into the rivers.

6th periodical report of Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) regarding Patancheru pollution dated 24/11/2020. The TSPCB stated that as per the directions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), all the 17 categories of highly polluting industries were directed to install Online Pollution Monitoring Systems for their ETPs and the data to be connected to TSPCB and CPCB servers.

All the effluent carrying tankers were enforced to have GPS tracking devices and are connected to SPCBs GPS tracking system to avoid illegal dumping.

Report filed on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in application No. 224 of 2017. The matter related to dumping of biomedical waste at Puzhal lake.

Report of the Joint Committee in the matter of Original Application No. 106/2020 submitted to the National Green Tribunal in compliance to the NGT order of July 6, 2020. The matter related to the accident which occurred at M/s Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd. at Visakhapatnam on June 29, 2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Secretary, St. Mark Educational Institution Society Group of Institution Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 14/10/2020.

Grievance in this application was that M/s Siflon Drugs was emitting foul odour and causing air pollution at Bellary Road, Rachanapalli, district Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The polluting activity needed to be regulated in the interest of environment and public health.

The extent to which the Chinese Government supports the continued use of pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammal, is revealed in a new EIA report.Four months ago, Chinese State media reported that pangolin scales had been removed from traditional medicines – but research has found it is still business as usual.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Veterans Forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 22/07/2020. Prayer in this application was to direct remedial action against discharge of waste in common effluent treatment plant (CETP) at Baddi by Acme Life Sciences, Nalagarh and Helio Pharmaceuticals at Solan to prevent pollution of rivers Sirsa and Satluj.

Status report by the District Collector Vishakapatnam district on leakage of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) vapors at M/s. Sainor Life Sciences Private Limited, JN Pharma City, Thanam village, Parawada mandal on June 29, 2020. Two persons died due to inhalation of H2S gas, which was released while transferring 'mother liquor of stage-III of Benzimidazole into SSR-107'.

While powerful mega trends like global trade tensions, climate change, new technology innovations, and the current COVID-19 crisis impact all parts of the globe, the reality of those impacts – and therefore the necessary responses to them – are inherently driven by unique regional characteristics and the regional enabling environments.

Africa faces significant challenges in accessing high-quality pharmaceuticals, exacerbating a continued high burden of disease. The availability of essential drugs in the public sector across the continent has been reported to be less than 60 per cent. One factor contributing to this shortfall is Africa’s heavy reliance on imported medicines.

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