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This report provides practical information, suggestions, and guidelines on Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) and Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) given the restrictions and limitations imposed by the ongoing pandemic, including lack of human resources, technologies, equipment, and funds.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/08/2020. The matter related to steps taken by the state of Punjab to control air pollution.

An affidavit was filed in the SC on behalf of state of Punjab and with respect to it the court asked for clarification and submission of a report.

Some of the issues raised by the apex court are the following:

The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan & Others Vs Madhumangal Shukla & Others dated 31/07/2020. The issue for consideration is the remedial action against unregulated dumping of solid waste in the flood plains of Yamuna and scientific clearing of the legacy waste site of Vrindavan, in accordance with the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinod Kumar Bansal Vs State of Haryana dated 28/07/2020. The issue for consideration was the remedial action against unscientific handling of solid waste at Dabwali, district Sirsa, Haryana.

Report of Oversight Committee in compliance of order of National Green Tribunal passed in O.A. No. 136/2015 & O.A. No. 06/2017 in the matter of Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan & Others Vs Madhumangal Shukla & Others dated 23/07/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of non-compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 (SWM Rules, 2016) causing huge pollution at Bharampuram Solid Waste Processing Plant on the outskirts of Kochi city in Kerala affecting environment and public health.

Quarterly status report in compliance to the orders of the National Green Tribunal order in O.A. 389/18. The issue for consideration is the remedial steps for maintaining ecology in the area of Manali and Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion (Regarding Dumping of Garbages at Rajiv Nagar, North 24 Parganas) Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 04/06/2020.

Report filed by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Pimpri before the National Green Tribunal. The report mentioned the three proposed sewage treatment plant (STP) locations within PCMC-Pune area and requested permission for commencement of construction of STPs within PCMC area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kapil Sagar Vs State of Haryana regarding allegation of encroachment of pond in village Meghpur by Nagar Parishad, Palwal, Haryana dated 06/05/2020. Accordingly, a report dated 28.11.2019 has been filed by the District Magistrate, Palwal to the effect that there was no encroachment and the pond had been demarcated and secured.

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