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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sudhir Vs State of Chhattisgarh dated 25/11/2020.

Gas will inevitably decline as an energy source for industry and homes due to economic and environmental issues, and will not deliver the Morrison government’s promised “gas-led recovery”, a new report finds.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to look into the allegation of illegal tyre retreading activities in violation of environmental norms by M/s Swami Tyres Works, Ganesh Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra and file an action report before February 18, 2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Anupam Mahajan Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 10/11/2020.

Response to the inspection report filed by the Joint Committee in the matter of Praveen Kumar Singh Vs Damodar Valley Corporation & Others. The matter relates to leak of furnace oil in the premises of the Chandrapura Thermal Power Station (CTPs), operated by the Damodar Valley Corporation, which the applicant says affected the Damodar river, its tributaries and adjoining areas. The report says that the Committee has incorrect information about the date of the incident, which happened on October 13, 2019 and not October 15, 2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bengal Brick Field Owner’s Association Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board dated 05/11/2020.

The NGT in its order of August 6, 2020 had directed the CPCB and the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) to carry out a carrying capacity study in the state with specific preference to areas where the brick fields are concentrated within a period of three months. But the report has not yet been filed.

Report of Jaypee Nigrie Super Thermal Power Plant (JNSTPP), Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. There is a 100% ash water recovery system (AWRS) in JNSTPP and electrostatic precipitators (ESP) are functional.

Counter affidavit filed by Edayar Zinc Ltd. with the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. K. Muhammed Iqbal Vs Kerala State Pollution Control Board & Others. The matter relates to the allegation of contaminated surface run off from the zinc industry and the leachate from the old jarosite pond contaminating Edayattuchal and Chakkarachal paddy fields.

Regulatory compliance is key in the fight against climate change and other environmental challenges. But regulatory agencies, especially in developing countries, are often hampered by their capacity to monitor and enforce standards and regulations against recalcitrant firms.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/S Shree Ganesh Stone Crusher & Others Vs The State of Haryana & Others dated 02/11/2020. The matter relates to an interim order passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), directing prosecution and compensation proceedings to be initiated for damaging the environment against the stone crushers like Shree Ganesh Stone Crusher in Haryana.

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