Government of India have launched Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) on 2ndOct, 2014 with an objective to make all the urban areas of the country Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100% scientific processing of its Municipal Solid Waste.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on loss due to floods and thunder storms, 03/03/2020. Several States in the country have been affected by natural calamities including thunder storms and floods during 2019-20.

Final report in the matter related to OA No. 980/2019 titled as Harminder Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others regarding a residential project by M/s Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developer Pvt. Ltd. obstructing the natural flow of Siswan Nadi and the creek joining it.

Findings of the joint committee which comprised of Additional Chief Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, Secretary, Irrigation Department, Punjab and State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Punjab:

Interim report by the Punjab Pollution Control Board in compliance of NGT order of October 14, 2019 on the matter of pollution due to the operation of an hot mix plant in village Khojepur, Gurdaspur, Punjab.

The preparation of the State Action Plan for 2019-20 is aimed at achieving the desired outcomes under the key focus areas. The Empowered Committee (EC) has observed that the implementation of Rural Development Programmes had been outstanding in various States/UTs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jagtar Singh Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 14/02/2020 regarding absence of adequate safeguards for preventing extraction of ground water for commercial purposes, including construction of buildings, in violation of regulatory regime laid down or expected to be laid down by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gagneshwar Singh Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Others dated 12/02/2020 regarding the auction of sand/gravel mining in violation of 'Sustainable Sand Mining Management Policy 2016' (SSMMP) issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and directions of the High Court and the Tribunal.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/01/2020 regarding steps to prevent air and water pollution.

The bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta passed a series of directions to contain air and water pollution plaguing Delhi NCR. The directions include:

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikram Ahuja Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 17/12/2019 regarding treatment of sewage and effluents in District Fazillka and adjoining Districts. According to the applicant, large scale discharge of untreated effluents was taking place in the drains resulting in contamination of ground water and affecting public health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of pollution of rivers Satluj and Beas in Punjab, 12/12/2019. Main sources of pollution are discharge of untreated industrial effluents by industries, discharge of untreated municipal sewage as well as solid or other waste disposal either directly in the said rivers or in the drains or the tributaries of the said rivers.

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