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Response of the NTPC Vindhyachal to the quarterly report of OSC in OA No. 164 of 2018 (Ashwani Kumar Dubey Vs Union of India & Others). Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station Ltd. has informed that 100 per cent ash utilization has been achieved.

A new study has revealed extensive and rampant water pollution in the areas around two thermal power plants in Nagpur. The study was jointly conducted by the Centre for Sustainable Development (CFSD) in Nagpur, Manthan Adhyayan Kendra in Pune, and ASAR Social Impact Advisors Pvt Ltd.

On 22.04.2021, India’s Environment Ministry published a Draft Fly Ash Notification, which was open for public comments for 60 days and sought to replace the earlier notifications with respect to fly ash management since 1999.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) on June 25, 2021 has issued the Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.

Written submission on behalf of the applicants (Shivpal Bhagat & Others) to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, April 16, 2021.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) on May 24, 2021 has rescinded the vide notification G.S.R.157(E), dated February 25, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change which is regarding prohibition of new red clay brick kilns within 300 kilometers from coal or lignite based thermal power plants

The Notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forests vide S.O.763 (E), dated the 14thSeptember, 1999, as amended from time to time, the Central Government, issued directions for restricting the excavation of top soil for manufacturing of bricks and promoting the utilisation of fly ash in the manufactur

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajit Kumar Dhal Vs The State of Odisha & Others dated 15/04/2021. The matter related to dumping of fly ash over land and ponds in the area (Mouza-Junarimunda, District Jharsuguda) by M/s Vedanta Limited thereby completely destroying the land and environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pawan Kumar Tiwari Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/03/2021. Grievance in this application is that Panki thermal power plant was set up at Kanpur in the year 1977 and approval for expansion was granted in the year 2017 (construction of a new unit (1x660 MW coal based supercritical thermal power plant) and revamping of ash dykes. The plant is causing air and water pollution resulting in damage to public health and the environment. Remedial measures needed to be taken as Kanpur city is already suffering from air pollution.

Report of the Oversight Committee report in Original Application No 459/2018 in the matter of Rashmi Singh Vs National Thermal Power Corporation in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order August 20, 2020.

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