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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/07/2018 regarding violation of environmenal and forest clearances and resultant compensation. The report submitted by CEC dated 17/01/2018 states that the compensation assessed in terms of the judgment and order passed by the Supreme Court works out to Rs.17417.99 crores for violation of the environmental clearance and an amount of Rs.1756.39 crores for violation of the forest clearance.

A new study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, India has shown that 90 per cent of vehicles imported by Africans contribute to environmental pollution because the

This information note is intended to identify and better understand trade-related issues and knowledge gaps related to the scale-up and global deployment of electric vehicles.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Mehdad & Others Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 23/07/2018 regarding protection of coastal stretches of India.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Other dated 20/07/2018 regarding utilisation of the money collected over the years in different funds constituted as a result of the orders of the Supreme Court. Apex Court has been informed that the amount has crossed 91,000 crores. The affidavit filed on behalf of the Union of India (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) discloses that out of 91,000 crores, about 14,000 crores have been spent.

In February 2008, the Government of India approved a Scheme of National Projects where under it identified 16 major water resource development and irrigation projects that were under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme but were languishing due to various constraints and hurdles.

National river projects lag target by up to 99% due to poor management and lack of monitoring says this audit report by the Comptroller and Auditor General tabled in the Parliament on July 23, 2018. The report also finds overall cost escalation of 2,341% that threatened the economic viability of these project.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Sanctuaries, 20/07/2018. The details of the wildlife Sanctuaries in the country including Madhya Pradesh is given at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution Emanated from Thermal Power Plants, 20/07/2018. The coal based thermal power plants are identified as one the 17 highly polluting industries. There are 182 coal based thermal power plants (independent power producers) of which 32 plants are located near cities. The list of thermal power plants is given at Annexure I. The compliance monitoring is carried out by the respective State Pollution Control Boards. Surprise inspection of 38 thermal power plants in various states based on analysis of data of Online Emission Monitoring System has been done.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Level of Air Pollution, 20/07/2018. The ambient air quality is being monitored at 703 ambient air quality monitoring stations covering 307 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories
under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). Under NAMP, three air pollutants viz., Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10) are being monitored at all the locations. Ambient air quality data for 46 million plus cities including Delhi is attached at Annexure-I