Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rakesh Vaishnav & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/01/2021.

The matter related to validity of three farm laws and the protest by the farmers against these laws:

(1) Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Maharashtra Bottled Water Manufacturers Association Vs Ministry of Jalshakti & Others dated 05/01/2021.

The Appeal was filed by Maharashtra Bottled Water Manufacturers Association against Notification dated September 24, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Jal Shakti on guidelines to regulate and control the groundwater extraction in the country. The appellant claims to be aggrieved by the exemption for extraction of groundwater in favour of micro and small enterprises.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Protection of Culture, Heritage, Environment, Traditions and Promotion of National Awareness Vs National Highway Authority of India & Others dated 03/12/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Lt. Col. Sarvadaman Singh Oberoi Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/11/2020.

The issue for consideration in the original application was identification, protection and restoration of water bodies in Gurgaon in Haryana. However, in the light of proceedings which took place, the scope of the application was extended to the entire state and then to the entire country, in the interest of protection of the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Air Marshal Anil Chopra Vs Ministry of Defence dated 10/11/2020. The matter related to scientific waste management in the establishments of the armed forces like:

a) Environmental Issues and Waste Management- Armed Forces

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Md. Hayath Udin Vs Union of India & Others dated 20/10/2020.

The appeal has been preferred against order dated December 22, 2017 of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) granting Environmental Clearance (EC) for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) project in Karimnagar district of Telangana by Irrigation & Command Area Development (I and CAD) Department, Telangana.

Action taken report by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the matter of Original Application No. 29/2020 (Avani Mishra Vs Union of India on extended producers responsibility under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Affidavit filed on behalf of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the matter of Noble M. Paikada Vs Union of India.

The matter relates to the notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) March 28, 2020 (S.O.1224 E) that exempted certain activities from obtaining prior environmental clearance (EC).

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sachin Jain Vs Union of India dated 31/08/2020.

The petitioner, an advocate has sought for the following directions:

(i) Directing the Union of India to regulate the cost of treatment of patients infected with COVID­19, at Private/Corporate hospitals across the country,

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/07/2020 regarding compliance of order dated January 13, 2020 for the installation of smog towers. The smog towers, were supposed to be installed within three months and for which an agreement was to be entered into. Places were also chosen and stated on affidavit by the Central Government and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. Even after three months, neither the agreement has been entered into nor the requisite drawings obtained.

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