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Agriculture generates pollution that is diverse and complex. This publication explores how small-scale operations with limited resources can control pollution and manage health and safety issues.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Bhopal Municipal Corporation Vs Dr Subhash C Pandey & Others dated 01/12/2023.

There is non-compliance with the provision of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation, the Supreme Court observed after going through the affidavit filed by the corporation. Council for the Bhopal Municipal Corporation sought time to file a better affidavit giving better details and particulars.

Second progress/status report (May-September 2023) in compliance of National Green Tribunal order dated September 22, 2022.

In compliance with the NGT order, the state of Punjab constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Administrative Secretary, Department of Local Government vide office order, November 11, 2022 for regular review of the progress for bridging the gap in solid and liquid waste generation and treatment.

Report filed by the Kayalpattinam Municipality dated 09/11/2023 in the matter of Mass Empowerment and Guidance Association Vs The Kayalpattinam Municipality and Others.

The matter related to disposal of legacy waste at Kayalpattinam municipality, Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu.

Technical approval for the solid waste disposal work for bio mining waste for a total measurement of 22436 cubic meter in Papparapalli was given at an estimate of Rs 160.5 lakhs.The approval was issued by the Chief Engineer, Directorate of Municipal Administration, Chennai.  

Joint committee report in the matter of Ramesh Mahendru Vs State of Punjab in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order, August 4, 2023.

Ramesh Mahendru, President of Alfa Mahendru Foundation had approached the National Green Tribunal by sending a letter complaining that a huge garbage dump has been built on the PAP flyover near bypass, Jalandhar city, which was emitting foul smell.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item appearing in Onmanorama dated 09.10.2023 titled  “Fire in Kozhikode waste treatment plant: Opposition alleges corporation’s conspiracy” dated 02/11/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jaishree Bansal Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change & Others dated 01/11/2023.

The Tribunal while considering the issue of unscientific handling of solid waste in village Jagjeevanpur, Paragana Jalalabad, tehsil and district Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh by order dated April 26, 2023 had directed the Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh to file a report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item appearing in The Tribune dated 03.10.2023 titled “Faridabad residents see red over inefficient waste disposal” dated 31/10/2023.

The NGT, November 1, 2023 directed the Principal Secretary, Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh and the Chief Executive Officer of the Municipal Council, Hamirpur to inform the tribunal on the next date of hearing on the steps taken to dispose of municipal waste within the Municipal Council, Hamirpur.

The Central Government has introduced amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The newly notified regulations, titled “Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2023,” aim to strengthen the management and regulation of plastic waste in the country.