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Joint Committee report in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order September 3, 2020 to an application filed by Ishant Khanna regarding violation of environmental norms committed by M/s Uppal Neuro Hospital, Rani Ka Bagh, Amritsar. The Joint Committee visited the hospital on November 2, 2020.

Written submission by the Conservation Action Trust & Others dated 18/11/2020. Conservation Action Trust had filed the appeal before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) challenging the Environment Clearance of November 2, 2016 granted for the proposed expansion of Alang-Sosiya Ship Recycling Yard (SRY) from the present ship breaking capacity of 400 ships per year to 600 ships per year at Alang and Sosiya villages, Bhavnagar district, Gujarat.

Response on behalf of the Appellant on the report of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of July 2020 in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others).The case is against the expansion of ship breaking yards in Alang by adding more area of the inter-tidal zone for the purpose of breaking old ships on the beach. The beaching method is the least environment friendly and has the highest pollution potential.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shashikant Kamble Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 10/11/2020. Grievance in this application is against non-compliance of Bio Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 (BMW Rules) by M/s. Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital Deccan Gymkhana, Pune.

Report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in the matter of CPCB Vs State of Andaman & Nicobar & Others regarding Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The NGT vide order September 10, 2020 directed the Chairman and Member Secretary, CPCB to hold periodic meetings with the Chairman and Member Secretaries of all the state boards/committees on the subject to work out enforcement strategies, including action plans in all the districts - involving educational, religious and other institutions.

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.

Compliance report by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) dated 28/09/2020 regarding illegal e-waste units being run in Loni, Ghaziabad.

The report informed the Tribunal that oficers of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and tehsil Loni had inspected the area on which the illegal industries were run against prescribed land use in Master Plan of GDA. During the survey, 80 illegal units were identified and action taken against them under the relevant sections of Uttar Pradesh Town Planning and Development Act 1973.

Affidavit on behalf of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others, 17/09/2020.

The matter relates to conducting an environmental audit to ascertain environment impact due to beaching method and ship breaking method used at Alang Ship Recycling Yard and also to verify the compliance of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification in compliance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of August 19, 2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aditya Dubey (Minor) Vs Amazon Retail India Private Limited & Others dated 10/09/2020.

The applications seeks enforcement of ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. One of the petition seeks enforcement of the liability against Amazon and Flipkart using excessive plastic packaging material without meeting statutory liability.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Jain Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/09/2020.

The issue for consideration was the remedial action against cheap waste paper and the road sweep waste import for firing of brick kilns. According to the applicant, 900,000 tons of waste is imported which is hazardous.

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