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The following draft rules which the Central Government proposes to make, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), in supersession of the Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001, published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section 3(ii), vide number

Action taken report filed by the Department of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh in original application No. 209/2019 on the matter pertaining to unscientific dumping of solid waste in Loni Nagar Palika Parishad.

Affidavit cum report regarding factual and action taken report in respect of unscientific dumping of garbage on the roads on behalf of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in compliance of the NGT order dated 19/07/2019 in the matter of Birender Sangwan Vs North Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others. The report was uploaded on February 25, 2020.

The matter related to unscientific dumping of garbage on the roads in absence of any effective mechanism by the municipal corporations as per the provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Affidavit cum report regarding factual and action taken report in respect of unscientific dumping of garbage on the roads on behalf of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North DMC) in compliance of the NGT order dated 19/07/2019 in the matter of Birender Sangwan Vs North Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others. The report was uploaded on February 25, 2020 The matter related to unscientific dumping of garbage on the roads in absence of any effective mechanism by the municipal corporations as per the provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Action Taken Report by Department of Urban Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh in Original Application No: 136 of 2015 following the NGT order of December 18, 2019 dated February 24, 2020. The matter pertained to non-compliance of the municipal solid waste management rules in Vrindavan, Mathura.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Sipahiya & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/02/2020 regarding disposal of waste in Chandigarh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Chowdhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/02/2020 regarding identification of sites for setting up of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility and the issue pertaining to protection of elephant corridor by Northern alignment of the railway track outside Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary.

The NGT directed the state of Assam to expeditiously complete the task of removing hydrophytes from the Deeport Beel and for issuing notification declaring Eco-Sensitive Zone of Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary within one month.

Status report on bio-remediation of Bhalswa, Gazipur and Okhla dumpsites of Delhi in the matter of O.A. No. 519 of 2019 dated 31/01/2020. The report was in pursuance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of December 19, 2019.

The report contained minutes of meeting on bio mining process of legacy waste in states with municipalities along with inspection report for legacy waste dumpsites at Ghazipur, Okhla, Bhalswa. CPCB officials inspected dumpsites with reference to bio remediation in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu during September - October 2019.

Today, the global economy is only 8.6% circular — just two years ago it was 9.1%.The global circularity gap is widening. There are reasons for this negative trend, but the result remains the same: the news is not just bad, it is worse.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In Re: Report received from State Level Monitoring Committee, Kerala, constituted by this Tribunal vide order dated 16.01.2019 in O.A. No. 606/2018, headed by Justice A.V.R Pillai, former Judge of Kerala High Court, to oversee compliance of directions on the subject of Solid Waste Management dated 24/01/2020 regarding unscientific dumping of waste in violation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 (SWM Rules, 2016) causing huge pollution at Bharampuram solid waste processing plant on the outskirts of Kochi city.

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