This Brief provides an overview of the new CAQM Act 2021, its strengths and limitations, and the path ahead for enabling airshed level governance in the rest of the country.

The Labour Department, Haryana on September 16, 2021 has issued Draft Haryana Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021. The Rule will extend to whole of the State of Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of State of Haryana Vs Municipal Committee, Haily Mandi & Others dated 27/08/2021.

Grievance in the application was against unscientific disposal of waste at Khasra No. 129, 130, 143, Mirzapur Road, Hailymandi, tehsil Pataudi, district Gurugram. According to the applicants, the land in question is a public park but the same is being illegally used as a site for disposal of waste.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Awasiya Jan Kalyan Samiti Vs State of Haryana dated 27/08/2021.

The issue for consideration is the remedial action for discharge of untreated sewage causing contamination of underground water and adversely affecting the public health in Sector - 48, Faridabad.

An Act to provide for the constitution of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas for better co-ordination, research, identification and resolution of problems surrounding the air quality index and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The Government of India on July 30, 2021 has issued the Bill of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Act, 2021 which shall be applicable to the National Capital Region and also to adjoining areas in so far as it relates to matters concerning air pollution in the National Capital Region.

The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 30, 2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Poonam Yadav Vs M/s. Ecogreen Energy Pvt. Ltd. & Others dated 19/07/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Krishan Chander Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/07/2021.

The issue for consideration is remedial action against illegal mining by M/s D.S.P. Associates, Sonipat by diverting natural flow of river by digging a man-made pit (20 ft. deep and 1 km long) and making a bund to stop the natural river flow.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarv Jan Kalyan Sewa Samiti Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/07/2021.

Question for consideration is the remedial action for established violation of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in use of protected forest land for non-forest purposes by Medanta Hospital in Sector 38, Gurgaon with the permission of Haryana Shehari Vikas Parishad (HSVP), who allotted the said land in public auction, after illegal acquisition in the year 2004 - the illegality came to light in proceedings before the NGT in 2017.

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