Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and other environmental issues dated 15/09/2022.

The state of Rajasthan was directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). September 15, 2022 to pay compensation of Rs. 3,000 crores for the gaps in treatment of liquid waste/sewage and un-remediated legacy waste. The amount has to be deposited by the state in a separate ring-fenced account within two months, to be operated as per directions of the Chief Secretary and utilised for restoration measures.

A study published by the Housing and Urban Development Ministry has stated that a large amount of municipal waste can be prevented from being dumped in landfills by recycling them and that a complete ban on the disposal of recyclables at such sites can be avoided, and in doing so will be able to produce Rs 30,000 crore per annum.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Nabin Kisan Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 06/01/2022.

“Water pollution by plastics and microplastics: A review of technical solutions from source to sea,” composed of a toolkit and catalogue, has been jointly developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

The Statistics South Africa general household survey in 2016 noted that despite the large improvements made since 1994, many households still lack access to safe, affordable and reliable sanitation services.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pramod Kumar Agarwal Vs Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board dated 24/08/2020.

Two applications were filed before the NGT (one of it by Sushila Touring Hotel) challenging the orders of the Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board. The SPCB had asked the hotels that arrangements must be made for sewage treatment. Also consent to operate should be taken in terms of the Water Act, 1974 and Air Act, 1981.

Government of India as well State Governments, hitherto had been encouraging cities to prepare conventional sewage management plans comprising of sewer networks and sewage treatment plants, on whole city basis. This process although tested and robust but is cost and time intensive.

Factual and action taken report by a Joint Committee of Bhopal Municipal Corporation and Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) in Original Application No. 695/2019 in the matter of Hradesh Kirar Vs State of Madhya Pradesh regarding encroachment of local sewage nala at Kolua Kalan, Bhopal by a resident.

In low- and middle-income countries, the management of fecal sludge from on-site sanitation systems has received little attention over many decades, resulting in insufficient or missing regulations to guide investments and management options.

As many as 153 waterbodies in Gurugram district of Haryana have practically vanished and are beyond recovery or revival says this report submitted by Gurugram Municipal Development Authority (GMDA) to the National Green Tribunal on May 8, 2019