Action taken report filed by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order, May 31, 2022 in the matter of Dheeraj Singh Vs State of Haryana.

A complaint was filed before the NGT which said that during the construction of flyover going on near 20th Mile Stone, tehsil Rai, district Sonipat, the contractor during a period of three months had laid fly ash on the site for filling. This was polluting the nearby areas.

As global plastic waste continues to grow, the global community is coalescing to reduce plastic waste. Some stakeholders are also exploring new options to use plastic waste as partial substitute for raw material.

Affidavit of Executive Engineer, Provincial Division, Public Works Department, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh in the matter of Vijay Kishor Goswami Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others, 28/04/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mohan Singh Bagri Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 27/04/2023.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Bombay Environmental Action Group Vs National Highways Authority of India & Others dated 24/04/2023.

The matter related to felling of mangrove trees for the Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway. The petition was filed by Bombay Environmental Action Group and arose out of the final judgment and order dated February 2, 2023 passed by the Bombay High Court. The Bombay High Court had permitted the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to cut 350 mangrove trees for 8-lane Vadodara-Mumbai expressway.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R.D. Singh Bandral Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/04/2023.

The matter related to protecting the flora and fauna of the Kailash Kund-Seoz Dhar region by declaring the same as protected area and not to allow construction of the road in the said region as the same will have an adverse impact on the environment there.

The court directed summons to be issued to the Chief Engineer, Public Works Department (R&B) and the DFO, Bharderwah, requiring them to appear before the tribunal on May 25, 2023.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of S. Rajaseekaran Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/04/2023.

The SC was informed that in pursuance of the court order of January 6, 2023, the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety has held several meetings. At the meeting held on March 15, 2023, the Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MORTH) indicated that the Ministry will take up the exercise of standardisation and bring out detailed guidelines to integrate software and hardware with E-Vahan/E-Challan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Madhura Rajesh Tawde Vs State of Maharashtra dated 15/03/2023.

Grievance in the application is for remedial action against damage to the environment in Mumbai city near coastal road at Wadala to Mahul, close to Chembur to CST freeway by adding debris on the salt pan, making island out of it and encroaching the same, affecting the mangroves which are important for Mumbai city. Unauthorized structures are against CRZ Regulations issued under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 said the applicant, Madhura Rajesh Tawde.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prem Prakash Prajapati Vs Project Director, PIU Sonipat and Others dated 06/03/2023.

Grievance in the application is against failure of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in complying with its environmental obligations in the course of construction of 8-lane highway No. 44 from Mukarba chowk to Singhu border, Delhi. It is stated that near village Khampur lot of dust is generated in absence of sprinkling of water. It is further stated that 161 trees have been cut in January 2021.

Measures are being taken to control the air pollution due to the loading and unloading of coal by vehicles plying on the Hal road of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) Khadia project at Shakti Nagar, Sonbhadra. This is adjacent to the rehabilitated village of Chilkadand in violation of environmental norms, creating heavy dust pollution and health hazard to local residents.

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