With the key objective of SBMG Phase I attained, the Government of India renewed its commitment to further enhance the sanitation and hygiene status in rural areas with the approval of Phase II of the programme.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on 20 April, 2020 presented a budget of Rs10,895.84 crore for the fiscal year 2020-21, a 54.16% rise from last year’s Rs7,067.86 crore budget (revised estimate). L.

Report of the Monitoring Committee under the headship of Justice Pritam Pal, former Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court constituted by the National Green Tribunal in O.A. No. 606 of 2018 in the matter of compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in compliance to the NGT order of February 12, 2020 in O.A. No. 150/2014 in the matter of Ajay Sipahiya & Others Vs Union of India & Others.

*Compliance report filed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), pursuant to the National Green Tribunal order of October 31, 2019 in Original Application No. 915/2019 in the matter of Ravi Sharma Vs State of Uttar Pradesh. The matter relates to disposal of bio-medical waste by M/s Medical Pollution Control Committee (CBMWTF), Growth Center, Industrial Area, Bijoli, Jhansi.

The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The Rules prohibit the use of carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic less than fifty microns in thickness. Sachets made of plastic material for storing, packing or selling gutkha, tobacco and pan masala are also prohibited.

The collection & management of solid waste in the country is being done by either Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) itself or through contractual workers or by Self Help Groups (SHGs). Under Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM-U), allocation of funds have been made for entire mission period of five years.echnology for dealing with urban waste is dependent upon the characteristics of the waste.

With a view to give boost to agriculture sector, achieve import substitution, promote effective waste management and reduce environmental pollution Government has been blending ethanol in petrol.

Compliance report by the Central Pollution Control Board in Original Application No. 681/2018 in the matter of news item published in the Times of India authored by Vishwa Mohan titled "NCAP with multiple timelines to clear air in 102 cities to be released around August 15."

Report on behalf of Haryana State Pollution Control Board in the matter of Vinod Kumar Bansal Vs State of Haryana & Others, dated 05/03/2020.

In compliance of NGT order dated August 13, 2019 a joint team of Haryana State Pollution Control Board and Municipal Council, Dabwali inspected the sanitary landfill site of MCC Dabwali and town Dabwali on August 27, 2019 to verify the status of compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Report on behalf of state of Uttarakhand in compliance of National Green Tribunal order dated October 17, 2019 regarding unsatisfactory state of affairs in violation of mandate of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in Tehsil and District Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.