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This report provide a summary of international best practice experience in the cement sector and focus on specific technical measures that could be implemented by cement plants to reduce their operating costs and improve their carbon footprints.

Noting that air pollution has reached crisis level in Northern India, government think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended a slew of measures like imposing higher taxes on petrol in and around the more polluted cities to encourage commuters to share cars and take public transportation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All India Lokadhikar Sangathan Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 25/07/2017 regarding steel pickling units in Delhi. National Green Tribunal directs Delhi Pollution Control Committee to file affidavit as to why they have not complied with the order of the Tribunal and issued directions under the relevant provision of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 for closure of these industries and consequent to it disconnection of electricity.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Selaqui International School Vs. Union of India & Others dated 25/07/2017 regarding discharge of toxic waste by the factories at the Pharma City, Selaqui, Dehradun into River Yamuna.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Paramount Tanning Industries Vs. Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 25/07/2017 regarding Consent to Operate for M/s Paramount Tanning Industries, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Nusrat Tannery Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 25/07/2017. Counsel appearing for the Applicant tannery submits that the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board had issued consent to operate after inspection and the unit is permitted to operate.

This paper, based on a primary survey of companies engaged in organic food business in India and the United Kingdom (UK), examines how organic food can attract more investment (domestic and foreign) across the entire food supply chain including manufacturing, farming, distribution and trading if supported by the right policy.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bishnu Prasad Mishro Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 21/08/2017 regarding fly ash brick units operating without clearance Ganjam District, Odisha. Counsel representing the fly ash brick units has sought permission to sell the existing stock of fly ash bricks produced by them prior to passing of the interim order dated 24.4.2017 undertaking that they shall not manufacture such bricks before obtaining NOC from the Central Ground Water Authority. NGT has agreed to the request.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Shyamal Kumar Mondal Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 21/07/2017 regarding industrial units manufacturing galvanised materials and chemicals on the Diamond Harbour Road near villages Ganesh Khariberia (Bagirhat) and Purba Khariberia. It is alleged that the industrial units discharge untreated water into the canals and emit smoke causing air and water pollution in the area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashwini Kumar & Others Vs. Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 21/07/2017 regarding pollution caused by an industry in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.

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