Report of the Joint Committee in compliance of the National Green Tribunal orders, April 29, 2022 in the matter of Original Application No. 289/2022 (Amandeep Singh & Others Vs State of Punjab).

The matter related to illegal operation of 18 brick kilns in villages Gharota, Nala, Bhawani, Jangal, Mamial, Chasma, Kaunterpur, Aima Changam, Parmanand and Marhi, district Pathankot, Punjab in violation of terms and conditions imposed by the government of Punjab under the Punjab Control of Bricks Supplies, Price and Distribution Control Order, 1998.

Quarterly progress report (April - June 2022) by the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Punjab in OA No 606 of 2018.

The NGT vide its various orders in the matter of OA No. 606/2018 had directed states to submit information on solid waste rules; bio-medical waste rules; construction and demolition waste; hazardous waste rules; e-waste rules; status of STPs and re-use of treated water; status of CETPs/ETPs including performance; illegal sand mining; rejuvenation of water bodies among others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Indian Express dated 20th April, 2022, titled “7 Charred to death in fire near Ludhiana dumpsite” dated 25/07/2022.

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) on July 22, 2022, hereby issued a draft notification for the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Harnessing of Captive Power Generation) Regulations, 2022. These Regulations shall be applicable to all the Captive Generating Plants in the State of Punjab.

The Department of Legal and Legislative Affairs, Punjab on July 18, 2022 has issued the Punjab Rural Development (Amendment) Act, 2022 to further amend the Punjab Rural Development Act, 1987.

Open burning of crop residues in India is a serious issue that not only impacts human health but is also detrimental to soil health in the long term. According to the estimates from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, about 500 million tonnes of crop residues are generated annually.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sandeep Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/05/2022. The appeal was against grant of Environmental Clearance (EC), January 19, 2022 by State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Punjab for project 'Omaxe Chandigarh Extension' for expansion.

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.

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.

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