Final affidavit by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in Original Application No. 72 of 2020 regarding scientific disposal of bio-medical waste arising out of COVID-19 treatment and compliance of BMW Rules 2016.

The affidavit by the MoEF&CC stated that the CPCB is the nodal agency to coordinate the activities of SPCBs/PCCs with respect to implementation and compliance of the BMW Rules, 2016. Accordingly, the CPCB has been coordinating with SPCBs/ PCCs in the disposal of biomedical waste arising out of handling of COVID-19 pandemic.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pushpendra Kumar Vs Nagarpanchayat, Kadaura & Others dated 13/01/2021.

The matter related to restoration of a water body called the main pond (Sadar Bazar) of Kadaura town, district Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh. It is stated that such restoration is necessary for access to drinking water. Direction is also sought to stop continuous burning of solid plastic waste, garbage cans, electronics waste, glass inside the residential area of town Kadaura that emits poisonous gases causing severe air pollution.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Meera Shukla Vs Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur & Others dated 12/01/2021.

The issue for consideration is the remedial action for contamination of water bodies and ground water, specially Ramgarh Lake, Ami River, Rapti River and Rohani River in and around District Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The matter has been pending for the last more than six years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hirvayee Paryavaran Sangh Vs The Manager, Amul Satellite Dairy Pvt. Ltd. & Others dated 06/01/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Veterans forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 04/01/2021.

The matter related to  remedial action against discharge of waste from CETP at Baddi and from Acme Life Sciences, Nalagarh and Helio Pharmaceuticals at Solan, to prevent pollution of rivers Sirsa and Satluj. According to the applicant, the CETP is not connected to pharmaceutical units at Barotiwala and Nalagarh who are discharging their effluents directly into the rivers.

Inspection report by a Joint Committee in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of August 19, 2020 with respect to Original Application No. 12/2020 filed by Subhash Gadekar Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 08/12/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. P. Singhal Vs Govt. of Delhi NCT & Others dated 03/12/2020.

Grievance in this application is that Sanjay Lake and Sanjay Lake Park near Mayur Vihar, Delhi are being polluted for which the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) have to take necessary steps. Concretization around the trees is taking place in violation of orders of this Tribunal. The applicant has made a representation for the purpose but the same has not been acted upon.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikram Ahuja Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 25/11/2020. The issue for consideration is the remedial action for violation of environmental norms by discharge of untreated sewage and effluents into the drains and other water bodies in Fazillka District in Punjab.

6th periodical report of Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) regarding Patancheru pollution dated 24/11/2020. The TSPCB stated that as per the directions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), all the 17 categories of highly polluting industries were directed to install Online Pollution Monitoring Systems for their ETPs and the data to be connected to TSPCB and CPCB servers.

All the effluent carrying tankers were enforced to have GPS tracking devices and are connected to SPCBs GPS tracking system to avoid illegal dumping.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pratap Chandra Naik & Others Vs State of Odisha dated 17/11/2020. Grievance in the application was against dumping of garbage adjacent to private bus stand at old town, Keonjhar, Odisha which is hazardous to the public health.

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