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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.

Report filed by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board dated 30/10/2023.

A committee was constituted by the District Collector for inspection of the 'Integrated municipal solid waste disposal facility and sanitary landfill' site at Balicha, Udaipur. The MSWD Balicha site was visited on September 1, 2023.

Action taken report on behalf of Himachal Pradesh through Principal Secretary (Urban Development) in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order dated July 21, 2023.

The matter related to legacy waste at forest land in Hamirpur. Municipal Council, Hamirpur said that it is not using forest land for dumping purposes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of 'In re: Newspaper article published in Dainik Bhaskar daily dt. 16.10.2023 regarding dumping of waste and house waste in a vacant plot and burning them in open' dated 17/10/2023.

The Central Government has issued a draft notification proposing amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. This Draft notification was issued on 16th October, 2023. These amendments are aimed at strengthening the effective implementation of the rules for managing plastic waste and promoting environmental sustainability.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Sarwar Khan Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 16/10/2023.

This report focuses on the role of key stakeholders (policy makers, waste management practitioners, civil society, informal workers’ organizations, and the private sector) in contributing to pollution reduction in South Asia while also enhancing livelihood prospects for informal waste workers—the most vulnerable of whom tend to be women.

Site visit report in Original Application No.57/2023 (WZ) (Earlier OA No.540/2022) (Prakashbhai Premabhai Patel & Ors. V/s State Of Gujrat).

The matter is related to the municipal solid waste dumping site of Valsad nagarpalika, near Auranga river. Currently Valsad nagarpalika is dumping MSW at dumping site Sandhpore (near Railway Bridge at Auranga river). The nagarpalika has not developed scientific landfill site for the disposal of MSW.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Bhopal Municipal Corporation Vs Subhash C Pandey dated 03/10/2023.

The National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is mandated with the “Development of Environment Statistics and Development of methodology, concepts and preparation of National Resource Accounts for India”.