India’s power demand is rising more quickly than its renewable capacity additions, accelerating plans to mine, transport and burn up to 65% more thermal coal for electricity generation by 2030. Several planning documents have sought to gauge this demand and identify bottlenecks in moving coal from mines to power plants.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Srikanta Kumar Pakal & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 23/11/2023.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Northern Coalfields Ltd Bina Project Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/09/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 06/09/2023.

An illegal stack yard is being run at the Nergundi Railway Siding of the East Coast Railway and violating the Guidelines for Environmental Management in Mineral Stack Yards and Railway Sidings dated April 16, 2010 issued by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board said an application filed before the NGT, July 27, 2023.

The Indian Railways, one of the biggest train networks worldwide, transports over 24 million passengers and 3 MT of freight daily. It is a major energy consumer in the country with a significant emission footprint. To overcome these challenges, the government has set a target to achieve 100% electrification of the railway network by 2024.

Transport is an imperative for economic and social development. It is the physical, social, and economic network that connects people to opportunities, goods to markets, and communities to prosperity. Improving the quality of transport infrastructure and services can help emerging economies address poverty and reduce inequality.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikas Shakya Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/05/2023. Grievance in the application is against violation of environmental norms by M/s ACC Cement Pvt. Ltd., the project proponent (PP), Salai Banwa Grinding unit, village Salai Banwa, tehsil Obra, district Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. Violations alleged are obstruction of water streams/drains flowing into river Son, a tributary of Ganga.

Joint Committee Report in OA No. 706 of 2022 (Asgar Ahmad Najar Versus Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Ors.).

Joint committee inspection report in the matter of Original Application No. 89/2022 'Rahul Sharma Vs Divisional Railway Manager, Bhopal & Others.

The report was in response to the National Green Tribunal order, 21/11/2022.

The matter related to pollution caused due to the loading and unloading of cement, fertilizer and food grains which was carried out in the open at the railway good shed, Itarsi, Narmadapuram, Madhya Pradesh.