The Central Government vide notification dated 4th November, 2022 has issued the draft Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2022.

Order of the Calcutta High Court in the matter of Sabuj Mancha & Others Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 11/10/2022.

The matter related to sale of green firecrackers in West Bengal. Sabuj Mancha, the petitioner stated that no mechanism has been formulated either by the state of West Bengal or by the State Pollution Control Board for ensuring sale and bursting of green crackers only. This has resulted in severe noise and air pollution in the city and other parts of the state in previous years. He prayed for a a total ban on the sale of crackers in the state.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Tribunal on its Own Motion Re.:- Movement of Heavy Loaded Dumpers, Trucks and Traffic Control on the roads around Shivmandir Bazar and adjoining area Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 28/07/2022.

This matter has been taken up Suo motu on the basis of a complaint, March 2, 2022 filed by Shivmandir Nagorik Mancha.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/s Himalaya Stone Industry & Others Vs Tejinder Kumar Jolly & Others dated 22/07/2022.

The appellant stone units were established in the year 1985/1987 respectively. "The policy enunciated by the state of Uttarakhand in the year 2020 appears to exempt previously approved/established stone crusher, inter alia, from the duty to comply with the distance parameters which have been provided in the state policy," the SC order said.

Joint Committee report in compliance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order (Original Application No. 166/2022 Santosh Kumar Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others).

Report by committee to the National Green Tribunal in Original Application No. 519 of 2016 (Hardeep Singh & Others Vs SDMC & Others) with Original Application No 496 of 2018, 196 of 2018 & 197 of 2018.

Quarterly progress report (Jan-Mar 2022) in compliance of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, March 7, 2019 in Original Application No. 606/2018.

The NGT had directed states to submit information on the following areas: compliance to solid waste rules including legacy waste; compliance to bio-medical waste rules; compliance to construction and demolition waste; compliance to hazardous waste rules; compliance to E-waste rules; 351 polluter stretches in the country; 122 non-attainment cities; 100 industrial clusters; status of STPs and re-use of treated water among others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bandhua Mukti Morcha NGO Vs Rajeev Kumar & Others dated 25/02/2022.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take remedial action against dust and noise pollution arising out of illegal business of building material and use of heavy machinery like cranes, earth movers, trucks, dumpers, trailers and tractors at plot no. 1 in village Pul Pehlad Pur, South-East district, New Delhi and Badarpur Market, main Mathura Road, near Tughlakabad Metro Station, Badarpur, New Delhi.

Wildfires are burning more severely and more often, urban noise pollution is growing into a global public health menace, and phenological mismatches – disruptions in the timing of life-cycle stages in natural systems – are causing ecological consequences.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hardeep Singh & Others Vs SDMC & Others dated 03/02/2022.

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