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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action for Forest and Environment (SAFE) Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/11/2019.

The issue for consideration is the effectiveness of monitoring regime to ensure that accredited laboratories furnish credible reports with regard to analysis of air, water and other samples. According to the applicant, there are large scale grievances against authenticity of reports furnished by the laboratories which are not being properly monitored.

The positive scale of global efforts to prevent plastic pollution has been revealed in a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sri Om Tyagi Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 18/10/2019 regarding remedial action against illegal activities of marriage halls in question at Ghaziabad being run without requisite consent and compliance of environmental norms.

A new report from Greenpeace contends that multinational consumer goods companies are addressing the global plastics crisis with “false solutions.” Some of those solutions, the group says, harm the environment, such as the replacement of plastic straws with paper ones.

Of the 8,300 million tonnes of plastic produced from 1950 to 2015, only 7% has been recycled while more than half has been discarded in landfill or leaked into the environment. Companies, organisations, and governments are taking measures to tackle plastic pollution.

Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution Caused by Coal Based Power Plants, 18/07/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution due to e-waste, 15/07/2019. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2005 estimated 1.47 lakh ton of ewaste in the country. As per the United Nations University report, “The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017”, 20 lakh ton of e-waste generation was reported in the country in 2016.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in order to conserve, protect and improve the quality of environment and preventing, controlling and abating environmental pollution has decided to identify beaches for the purpose of Blue Flag Certification.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nuggehalli Jayasimha Vs Government of NCT of Delhi dated 08/07/2019 regarding non compliance of environment norms by the dairies operating in Delhi. It is alleged that solid, liquid and gas waste is generated and dumped into the drains which are meeting the river Yamuna and thus, this activity results in contamination of river Yamuna. The waste clogged the drainage system which was becoming breeding ground for mosquitoes and other inspects and thus creating health hazard.

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