Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Tapeshwar Singh Bhati, 159, Timber Scrap Market, Kota, Rajasthan Vs State of Rajasthan through Principal Secretary, Toursim, Rajasthan dated 31/01/2023.

Grievance in the application is against apprehended damage to the environment by proposed activities during ‘Maru Mahotsav 2023’ at Jaisalmer from February 2-5, 2023.

The Transport department, Government of Haryana on December 07, 2022, published the Vehicle Scrappage Policy. It shall come into force on December 07, 2022.

Three new cities — Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara — have been added to the list of Critically Polluted Areas (CPA) in Gujarat while Odhav, Naroda (in Ahmedabad), Bhavnagar and Junagadh have been removed from the list, stated the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in a report tabled in the Gujarat Assembly.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on 13th September 2022, published the Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Amendment Rules, 2022 through which the rules relating to scrapping procedure under rule 10 has been substituted as follows: The scrapping of vehicles shall be carried out by a Registered Veh

The pandemic-induced lockdown provided a temporary respite to the citizens by reducing vehicular traffic, thereby significantly improving air quality, even dropping Air Quality Index (AQI) to well within National Ambient Air Quality limits.

Air pollution is a global environmental threat, and a cause of significant proportions of diseases and premature deaths. The threat is massive in India, which continuously fails to meet World Health Organization (WHO) standards and is home to 21 of the 30 most polluted cities of the world.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News report published in the Newspaper named Indian Express, Daily News Paper dated : 4th February, 2022, Kolkata, Late City Edition titled “Non compliance of EC conditions by Kulda coal mine, Odisha & Tamnar Thermal Plant, Chattisgarh”  dated 15/07/2022. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sajad Rasool Vs Union Territory of J&K dated 05/07/2022.

Grievance in the application by the applicant (Sajad Rasool) is against a group called ‘Kashmir Off Road’, an associate member of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, who are using heavy motor vehicles, cars on the green pastures of Nagin Valley, Gulmarg, Tosamaidan, Doodhpathri, Drung. It is submitted that movement of these sports cars in the pasture land is disturbing flora, fauna of the area and also causing noise and air pollution.

The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR & Adjoining Areas (CAQM) has formulated a Comprehensive Policy to abate the menace of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, in a crucial step towards overall amelioration of the air quality of the National Capital Region (NCR) through differentiated geographical approach and timelines of action.

A report titled 'Environmental assessment of tourism in the Indian Himalayan region' by the  Govind Ballabh Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment (GBNIHE), Kosi-Katarmal, Almora was submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order.

The study was carried out in relation to a statement made in Hindu newspaper, ‘Tourism has brought economic prosperity to the Himalayan region but the environmental cost has been catastrophic’.

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