Record of minutes of twenty fourth sitting of the Committee constituted by the NGT under the Chairmanship of Justice B. D. Agarwal on August 3, 2020 to consider the report submitted by the North East Regional Directorate of Central Pollution Control Board on coke oven units of Meghalaya.

Report of the Joint Committee in the matter of Original Application No. 106/2020 submitted to the National Green Tribunal in compliance to the NGT order of July 6, 2020. The matter related to the accident which occurred at M/s Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd. at Visakhapatnam on June 29, 2020.

Report by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on fire accident at M/s Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL), Thermal Power Station-II, Ammeri Village, Virudhachalam Taluk, Neyveli, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. The TNPCB report is dated July 6, 2020.

Status report by the District Collector Vishakapatnam district on leakage of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) vapors at M/s. Sainor Life Sciences Private Limited, JN Pharma City, Thanam village, Parawada mandal on June 29, 2020. Two persons died due to inhalation of H2S gas, which was released while transferring 'mother liquor of stage-III of Benzimidazole into SSR-107'.

The publication - “Health, Safety and Dignity of Sanitation Workers” - produced jointly with the International Labour Organization (ILO), The World Bank and WaterAid - examines nine case studies of sanitation workers in low and middle-income countries, who empty pits and tanks, transport faecal sludge and perform sewer maintenance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Threat to life arising out of coal mining in south garo hills district Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 22/08/2019 regarding unscientific ‘rat hole’ mining of coal in the State of Meghalaya.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Meghalaya Vs All Dimasa Students Union & Others dated 03/07/2019 regarding unregulated coal mining in the tribal areas of Meghalaya, which has resulted in not only loss of lives but damage to the environment of the area.

The following directions were passed by the SC: 

Every year more than 2.78 million people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases, a recent ILO report said.

About eight laborers died of suffocation at a coal mine pit in Afghanistan's northern province of Samangan on Sunday, a local official said Monday.

2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year warns this new report released by International Labour Organisation (ILO). It attributes stress, excessively-long working hours and disease to worker casualties every year.

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