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The State of India’s Environment 2017, an annual publication from Down To Earth magazine released by Sunita Narain at the Jaipur Literature Festival  is a unique, one-of-its-kind compilation of information, opinion and data on environment and development in India.  It contains a clump of disturbing data 

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/S PMV Maltings Pvt. Ltd Vs Uttrakhand Environment Protection Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/01/2017 regarding SPCB classifying the industry as "grossly polluting industry". NGT in its Judgement after going through the case concluded that the appelant industry falls under the category of grossly polluting industry and it does not come under the category of green industry. And also directs the industry to comply with the directions given the SPCB for installation of online monitoring system.

This report focuses on RE100, a global, collaborative initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.

In just over half a century, plastics have become pervasive throughout the economy, due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. Yet alongside clear benefits, today’s plastics system has significant drawbacks. This need not be the case, however.

The Ministry approved Wind Data Sharing Policy proposed by National Institute of Wind Energy. The Wind Power development programme in India was initiated at the end of Sixth Five Year Plan, in 1983-84. In order to identify wind farmable sites in the country, the Government of India launched a national wind resource assessment programme in 1985.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Swan Tanning Industries Vs. Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 11/01/2017 regarding pollution caused by M/s. Swan Tanning Industries, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The joint inspection report dated 11th January, 2017 filed before NGT states that the unit does not have authorization for dealing with the hazardous waste, under the relevant rule. It was also found that the effluent discharged by the unit violated the prescribed parameters of Chromium.

This monograph, a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and WHO, examines the current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control—including tobacco use, tobacco growing, manufacturing and trade, tobacco product taxes and prices, and tobacco control policies and other interventions to reduce tobacco use a

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Manoj Kumar Banara & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 05/01/2017 regarding diversion of 1419.95 ha of of forest land for the purpose of iron ore based industries at Jakhapura (Near Daitari) in Cuttack District of Orissa.NGT notes that Clause 6 of the Forest Clearance dated 3.2.1993 prohibits the user agency in cutting of 1.13 lakhs trees situated at 76 ha and directs the Respondent to submit before the Court that they have not cut any trees in the said area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Pawan Kumar Somani Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 05/01/2017. The applicant (Pawan Kumar Somani) has prayed for issuance of a direction upon the respondents to first quantify the area of wet land/marshy land/low lying land/water bodies situated within the 314 acres of land given to Hindustan Motors by the West Bengal Government. Hindustan Motors proposed to set up integrated IT Township and Auto-ancillary Park.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Gopal Krishna Ojha Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding noise and air pollution caused by cutting of woods and wooden logs by a manufacturer of furniture, Hooghly, West Bengal.

The record of proceeding also states that direction has been issued to the private respondents to obtain consent to operate for use of electrical (motorized) machine for its manufacturing activities.

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