Report filed by the Chief Environmental Engineer on behalf of Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) dated 14/09/2020.

The matter relates to solid waste management in the municipalities of Aluva, Angamali, Kalamassery, Maradu, Thrikkakara and Thrippunithura and panchayats namely Cheranallur and Vadavucode-Puthencruz to ascertain the compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Report by the Ministry of Defence in Original Application No. 451 of 2019 in the matter of Air Marshal Anil Chopra.

The matter relates to environmental issues, waste management in the armed forces, as well as Siachen glacier ecological issues and cantonment and military stations. The report is in compliance to the NGT order of February 11, 2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aditya Dubey (Minor) Vs Amazon Retail India Private Limited & Others dated 10/09/2020.

The applications seeks enforcement of ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. One of the petition seeks enforcement of the liability against Amazon and Flipkart using excessive plastic packaging material without meeting statutory liability.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Jain Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/09/2020.

The issue for consideration was the remedial action against cheap waste paper and the road sweep waste import for firing of brick kilns. According to the applicant, 900,000 tons of waste is imported which is hazardous.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Doctors For You Vs MoEF&CC & Others dated 09/09/2020.

The application was filed on September 23, 2015 with a prayer to direct regulation of disposal of cigarette and bidi butts, apart from prohibiting consumption of tobacco in public places. Notice was issued on September 28, 2015 to the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Tobacco Board and other respondents. 

Affidavit on behalf of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in the matter of Avani Mishra Vs Union of India & Others. The case related to single use plastic waste.

Action taken report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in the matter of Original Application No. 67/2020 (Nathan Chaudhary Vs State of GNCTD & Others).

Response on behalf of Raja Muzaffar Bhat in response to the factual and action taken report of December 8, 2019 and progress report of August 18, 2020 filed by the Joint Committee constituted by the Government of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir under the Chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir.

The matter related to dumping of waste in and around Hokersar and Wullar wetland.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogesh Aggarwal & Others Vs South Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others dated 26/08/2020.

A report was sought from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and the SDM, Mayapuri with reference to the allegation of failure to manage waste bin (Dhalao) at Mayapuri Industrial Area Phase-II, New Delhi. An action taken report was filed by the SDMC on January 11, 2020.

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