Inspection report of M/s Chandrapura Thermal Power Station (CTPS), Chandrapura, Jharkhand in the matter of Original Application 18/2020/EZ (Praveen Kumar Singh Vs Damodar Valley Corporation & Others). In compliance with the NGT order, a team was constituted to assess the extent of oil leakage and assessment of environmental damage caused by the oil spill.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satyanarayan Sahni Vs State of Bihar dated 28/09/2020. A report was sought from District Magistrate, Muzaffarpur and Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) on the allegation of pollution being caused by fly ash dump set up by thermal power plant at village Kanti Nagar, district Muzaffarpur, Bihar causing damage to the public health, animal health and ecology in the area.

Report filed on behalf of Social Action for Forest and Environment (SAFE) Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/09/2020. The report was in response to the report of the Joint Committee May 29, 2020. SAFE had filed an appeal before the NGT against the Environmental Clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on March 30, 2017 for the setting up of a coal fired non-mine mouth, Supercritical Thermal Power Plant (STPP) by THDC Ltd. in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh.

This factsheet offers a status update on the state of compliance with the December 2015 norms, with respect to particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen. Compliance with water and mercury norms has not been included in this assessment.

Report of Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal in Sanjay Chauhan Vs CCL & Others (Original Application 39/2020/EZ) vide order June 22, 2020.

The matter related to investigation into environmental violations by Central Coalfields Ltd in Piparwar open cast project (OCP).

Joint Committee Report submitted in reference to National Green Tribunal (NGT) Principal Bench, New Delhi order dated 27.01.2020. In the matter of Original Application No. 117 of 2014 (Shantanu Sharma Vs. Union of India & Others).

The NGT directed the Committee comprising of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Roorkee to asess the environmental damage with regard to the ash dyke breach sites at Vidhyanchal thermal power plant (TPP) and Essar TPP in Singrauli area in the year 2019.

Transboundary pollution in the surrounding provinces of Banten and West Java are major contributors to air pollution in Jakarta City. Air pollutant emissions both in Jakarta and in surrounding provinces have been increasing, worsening Jakarta’s air quality. Even with COVID-19, air quality in the capital city did not significantly improve.

The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shivpal Bhagat & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/07/2020. The issue for consideration is the remedial action against pollution caused by the thermal power plants and the coal washeries in Tamnar and Gharghoda blocks of Raigarh District in Chhattisgarh, including M/s Jindal Power Limited, M/s Jindal Power and Steel Limited, M/s TRN Energy Private Limited, M/s Mahavir Energy & Coal Benefaction Limited, M/s. Hindalco Industries Limited and M/s. Monet Energy Limited, SECL.

Action taken report of the Committee submitted in reference to National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of June 29, 2020.

The matter related to the collapse of fly ash pond constructed by Reliance M/s Sasan Ultra Thermal Power Plant in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh on April 10, 2020. The report was filed on July 28, 2020.

Between 2020 and June 2020, several ash pond accidents have been reported across India. These accidents have caused deaths, extensive pollution of the water, air, soil and loss of property. Unfortunately, the public outrage associated with coal ash pollution remains limited to big disasters.