Report of the Joint Committee in the matter of Original Application No. 124 of 2021 (Sunaina Vs State of Punjab & Others) in compliance of the National Green Tribunal orders (June 4, 2021 and September 22, 2021).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vineet Nagar Vs Central Ground Water Authority & Others dated 21/12/2021.

Prayer in the application is for remedial action against illegal operation of industrial units in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, manufacturing formaldehyde and its different resins (including melamine formaldehyde, urea formaldehyde and phenol formaldehyde) without requisite EC as per EIA Notification, September 14, 2006.

The Action Taken Report (ATR) of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations/observations contained in Three Hundred Sixteenth Report on 'Air Pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region'. The Report was presented to Rajya Sabha and laid on the Table of Lok Sabha on the 7th August, 2018.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Aditya Dubey & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/11/2021. The SC noted that the respondents are taking long term and short term measures to combat air pollution and have passed certain directions after consultation with the different state governments (National Capital Territory of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Singh Jindalpuria, S/o Surjeet Singh Village Jindalpur, District Fatehgarh Vs State of Punjab dated 10/11/2021.

Grievance in the application is against illegal mining at village Bhallmajra, near Chanarthal, a border village of district Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab in connivance with the authorities of the district and the state. It is stated that heavy tipper, trucks, JCB machines and cranes are used in the course of mining.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikram Ahuja Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 29/10/2021. The issue for consideration is the remedial action for violation of environmental norms by discharge of untreated sewage and effluents into the drains and other water bodies in Fazillka District in Punjab. In the course of consideration of the issue, scope of the matter has extended to other adjoining Districts facing such problem.

This study examines the drivers of continued stubble burning in Punjab and reflects on the state's preparedness towards managing crop residue in the winter of 2021.

This Brief provides an overview of the new CAQM Act 2021, its strengths and limitations, and the path ahead for enabling airshed level governance in the rest of the country.

An Act to provide for the constitution of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas for better co-ordination, research, identification and resolution of problems surrounding the air quality index and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The Government of India on July 30, 2021 has issued the Bill of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Act, 2021 which shall be applicable to the National Capital Region and also to adjoining areas in so far as it relates to matters concerning air pollution in the National Capital Region.

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