Final report of the Monitoring Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal on various environment issues in the state of Punjab, with respect to compliance of order dated February 8, 2022 in Original Application No. 360 of 2018 in the matter of Shree Nath Sharma Vs Union of India & Others.

The report mentioned the compliance status of environmental norms in respect of various thematic areas as mentioned in District Environment Plans of various districts of state of Punjab. The report was submitted on December 27, 2022.

Additional reply filed by the Upper Doab Sugar Mills and Sir Shadi Lal Enterprises Ltd. in response to the National Green Tribunal order, November 4, 2022.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in its report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said that two brick kilns are operating in village Bamnoli, Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh without zig zag technology and responsible for violating environmental laws, rules and regulations set up by the state and the central government.

Navbharat Brick Field and Shiv Brick Field are operating in violation of the Uttar Pradesh Brick Kilns Criteria Act. The brick kilns are causing air, water and soil pollution and which in turn is causing many health hazards.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suntera Singh Yadav Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and Others dated 21/11/2022.

The NGT directed the constitution of a joint committee to look into the matter of illegal brick kilns operating in Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in the Newspaper named, DHNS, Mangaluru dated: 15th May, 2022, titled “Officials term discolouring of water in beaches as algal bloom” dated 18/11/2022.

Report on status of action taken by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board in the matter of P V Subramanya Varma Vs State of Telangana dated 15/11/2022.

The matter related to the operation of illegal and unauthorised stone crusher units in Vattinagulapally, Kokapet, Gouldoddi, Gopanpally, Kollur, Kotwalguda, Osmannagar villages in Rangareddy and Sangareddy districts. The NGT, October 14, 2022 directed the Telangana SPCB to file a report of status of action taken.

Report filed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board on M/s Trident Factory, Dhanaula, Mansa road, Barnala. The NGT, February 8, 2022 had directed Trident Factory to pay a sum of Rs. 5 crore on 'polluter pay principle'.

The amount to be deposited in a separate account was to be used for improvement of environment of the area as per action plan to be prepared by the Central Pollution Control Board and the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Protection of Environment and Public Service Committee Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/11/2022.

The matter related to illegal and unauthorized mining of limestone on large scale in districts Gir Somnath and Junagadh in Gujarat by 14 mining companies without any prior Environmental Clearance and in violation of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Sheokand Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 07/11/2022.

The National Green Tribunal, November 7, 2022 directed that the report of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on electronic waste be followed by all the state pollution control boards and pollution control committees.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Kumar Vs Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board & Others dated 04/11/2022.

The applicant, Ajay Kumar said that in district Haridwar, Uttrakhand, a large number of brick kilns are operating illegally without having requisite consent/NOC/clearance from the appropriate statutory regulations. "More than 190 brick kilns are operating in the area without complying with the requirement of environmental norms," the applicant said.