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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Electricity Generation from Waste, 16/03/2017. The combustible fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) including domestic garbage and toilet waste can be used in several processes to generate electricity.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Kaustubha Dattatraya Ghokhale & Others Vs State of Maharashtra, through Chief Secretary & Others dated 15/03/2017 regarding municipal waste management in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sheikh Rashid Charitable Foundation, Malegaon V/s Union Of India & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding water pollution in River Malegaon caused on account of unregulated disposal of solid waste and lack of proper sewage system.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding dumping sites at Ghazipur and Bhalswa, Mukraba Chowk, Delhi. Photographs submitted before NGT shows indiscriminate burning of waste. The photographs are showing the dumps of waste which are already much beyond the prescribed limit and are on fire. The gases emission visibly are highly polluting and dangerous to human health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ghasiram Panda Vs District Collector, Subarnapur & Others dated 17/02/2017 regarding plastic waste disposal in Sonepur Municipality, Subarnapur District, Odisha.

The Counsel for Sonepur Municipality submits that steps have been taken to declare the Sonepur Municipality as ‘plastic free zone’ but issuance of the final notification has been delayed due to the ongoing panchayat elections.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Narayana Manjunatha Hegde & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/02/2017 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) granted by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Karnataka dated 17/02/2011 for establishing Municipal Solid Waste Plant (MSW Plant) in Manaki Village, Kumta Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka.

National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) directed Mira Bhayendar Municipal Corporation in Mumbai to deposit Rs. 20/- crores in escrow account of Divisional Commissioner within two weeks to ensure that the proposed plant to treat the municipal solid waste is commissioned and operated within next eight months as stated by the Commissioner

The Petitioners Resident Welfare Association of Sukhdev Vihar, Jasola Vihar, and Ishwar Nagar had approached the High Court of Delhi by filing Public Interest Litigation under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying that the construction of the proposed Waste to Energy plant close to Okhla STP should be stopped.

This policy report reviews the current status of waste management in Myanmar and confirms that it remains at a preliminary stage, attributed to challenges at both the national and city levels resulting from a range of technical, social, economic and institutional constraints.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 24/01/2017 regarding sanitary landfill site at Srinagar.

NGT direct the Jammu & Kashmir Government that within one week it will bring complete and comprehensive action plan to ensure handing of municipal solid waste in accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. The State is entitled to have its opinion with regard to stakeholders who would establish Waste to Energy or Waste to Bio-methane and RDF to Power Plants.

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