Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/s Himalaya Stone Industry & Others Vs Tejinder Kumar Jolly & Others dated 22/07/2022.

The appellant stone units were established in the year 1985/1987 respectively. "The policy enunciated by the state of Uttarakhand in the year 2020 appears to exempt previously approved/established stone crusher, inter alia, from the duty to comply with the distance parameters which have been provided in the state policy," the SC order said.

The National Green Tribunal, July 18, 2022 directed constitution of a committee comprising officials from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to conduct on the spot inspection of Haji Ali Dargah premises in Worli, Mumbai in the presence of Haji Ali Dargah Trust. The Committee would also propose a future action plan to keep the place clean.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hakam Singh & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/07/2022.

Question for consideration was compliance of environmental norms by the brick kilns in Sri Ganganagar district in Rajasthan. Particular grievance is absence of requisite consents under the Air and the Water Acts and siting criteria, resulting in violation of law and air pollution to the detriment of public health and the environment.

Interim status report in Original Application No. 667/2018 (Mahendra Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others) submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The NGT, November 15, 2021 directed a six member joint committee to look into the matter of stone crushers and mineral grinding units which could be allowed in Mahendragarh and subject to what conditions, keeping in mind the air pollution load and adverse impact on public health.

Rejoinder on behalf of appellant (Rathi Special Steels Limited) against the order, May 5, 2022 passed by the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Area directing closure of the unit of the appellant (RICCO Industrial Area, Kurukshetra, tehsil Tijara, district Alwar, Rajasthan) with immediate effect.

Counter affidavit filed by the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas & Others. Rathi Special Steels Ltd. had filed an application in the NGT "challenging" the order, May 5, 2022 - by which the steel rolling unit of the appellant in RIICO Industrial Area, Kurukshetra, tehsil Tijara, district Alwar, Rajasthan was directed to close down.

Action taken report in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, March 29, 2022 (O.A. 228/2022) regarding permission granted to an STP for discharging treated sewage into lake Thol.

Report of Joint Committee in compliance of National Green Tribunal order, in the matter of OA No. 05 of 2022 regarding gas leak at industrial area in Surat, Gujarat.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of P. Sundaravathanam Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/05/2022.

The matter related to grant of Environmental Clearance (EC) in favour of M/s. NLC India Limited for their second expansion of the thermal power plant having a capacity of 2 x 660 MW Super Critical Lignite-based Plant by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC). The appellant has alleged that there was no proper environmental impact assessment conducted as well as no cumulative impact assessment was conducted for this project.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Shyamal Kanti Baidya Vs Ram Prasad Mondal & Others regarding running of a saw mill illegally on agricultural land despite having been served with a closure notice from the Range Officer, Department of Forest, Ranaghat Range, Nadia, West Bengal. It is also alleged that people running the mill are cutting down trees leading to environmental degradation and decline in biodiversity.

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