The nationwide Janta Curfew on March 22, 2020 and lockdown since March 24, 2020, have resulted in significant improvement in air quality in the country, as revealed by data analysis and comparison of data for time before enforcement of restrictions.

Interim report of March 4, 2020 on behalf of Haryana State Pollution Control Board and Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad in compliance of order dated April 12, 2019 in case of Jitender Sharma Vs State of Haryana in OA No. 392/2019. The matter relates to industrial units which are running without consent/permission in unauthorised industrial sectors of district Faridabad, Haryana.

Report by Haryana State Pollution Control Board in Original Application No. 1041 of 2019 in the matter of Sukbir Singh Vs State of Haryana.

The matter relates to 4 industries running without consent/permission in non confirming area of District Faridabad. The report states that on inspection “no plant or machinery or industrial activity” was found on the sites. Further, if any activity was noticed in future under Water Act and Air Act by the four units, appropriate action would be taken by the State Pollution Control Board in accordance with law.

Action taken report on order of National Green Tribunal in OA No. 348 of 2016 in the matter of Paryavaran Care Society Vs Devender Bhadana & Others uploaded on 26/02/2020 regarding restoration of damaged area due to unauthorized constructions in Khasra No. 920, 1381 and 1383 in village Anangpur, district Faridabad, Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item published in "The Hindu" Authored by Ashok Kumar titled "Overflowing sewage on National Highway-19 sparks safety concerns" dated 07/01/2020 regarding sewage from Seekri village in Faridabad District of Haryana over flowing on to the service road and on the stretch of Delhi – Agra Highway. It was further alleged that the flooded road hampers the movement of vehicles, emits foul smell, causes water borne diseases and accidents on the Highway.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhbir Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 20/12/2019 regarding illegal industries being run by Risingtech Industries, Flicker India, Metal Life and Metal Care at Faridabad without consent of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and in non-conforming area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kanwal Jeet Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding illegal construction in forest land adjacent to Kant Enclave, Faridabad.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rise in Ozone Levels, 28/06/2019. The monitoring data of ozone in Delhi-NCR is regularly displayed on Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) website on real time basis.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Paryavaran Care Society Vs Devendar Bhadana & Others dated 31/05/2019 regarding illegal construction in forest land at Suraj Kund, District Faridabad. The NGT in its previous order had held that the construction was illegal for which action was required to be taken by the concerned authorities and report furnished to the Tribunal. A report submitted by the Divisional Commissioner, Faridabad to the effect that some of the constructions had been demolished and compensatory afforestation charges levied.

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