The impacts of climate variability, climate change, and extreme events are visible globally and in India. The Global Climate Risk Index 2021 ranks India seventh, considering the extent to which India has been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heatwaves, etc.).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhanwar Lal Bhargava Vs State of Rajasthan dated 06/01/2022.

Issue for consideration is remedial action against discharge of untreated sewage and industrial effluents on the agriculture lands at village Nokha, District Bikaner, Rajasthan. The matter has been considered by the Tribunal in the last more than two years by several orders and the court had found failure of the state authorities in ensuring compliance of Supreme Court order (Paryavaran Suraksha case) resulting in continuing water pollution.

Factual and action taken report in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order, October 29, 2021 in Original Application 80/2021 (Satyendra Kumar Singh Vs State of Rajasthan & Others).

Representatives of Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) and M/s Ansu Engineering visited the Activated Sludge Process based 30 MLD STP plant of Jaipur Development Authority established at village Gajadharpura, Kalwar, Jaipur and collected the samples from inlet, outlet, final discharge point and water flowing in river Bandi (the final discharge point of treated sewage).

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.

This paper is part of WRI’s Energy for Development Initiative, which integrates clean energy into strategies for improving development outcomes across the Indian states of Assam, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hakam Singh & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 10/11/2021.

Question for consideration is compliance of environmental norms by the brick kilns in Sri Ganganagar district in Rajasthan. The NGT noted that despite the court's last order, February 11, 2021 - illegally operating brick kilns have not been closed nor made accountable for past violations.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Rajendra Singh Chouhan Vs Secretary, Environment, Forest Respondent(s) and Climate Change & Others dated 08/11/2021.

Safe and clean water supply for domestic as well as for sustainable supply for irrigation and industrial requirement is toughest challenge due to rapidly declining ground water resources in major part of the state. Monitoring of water level plays important role for effective estimation of ground water resources.

India has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context of a larger quasi-experimental impact assessment, assess the pandemic’s effects on coping behavior in 80 villages spread across four districts and three states (n=772).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sumitra Devi Vs CPCB dated 29/10/2021.

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