Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rita Sharma & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 14/01/2020 regarding violation of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 in village of Dughneri, District Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, on account of failure to handle waste which is being burnt, causing air pollution, resulting in diseases and loss of livestock and contributing to forest fires and loss of wildlife.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/01/2020 regarding steps to prevent air and water pollution.

The bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta passed a series of directions to contain air and water pollution plaguing Delhi NCR. The directions include:

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 dated 07/01/2020 regarding status of compliance of waste management and other issues in different States/UTs in compliance of earlier orders of the NGT.

Report by Kerala State Pollution Control Board to the Central Pollution Control Board in OA No. 519 of 2019 dated 01/01/2020. The matter related to mangement of legacy waste. The NGT had directed the Central Pollution Control Board to compile the latest data on the dumpsites with the assistance of State PCBs/PCCs and Secretaries, Urban Development of all the states/UTs within one month and place the information of such dumpsites on its website. 

There is increasing recognition that infrastructure and related sectors are at risk due to climate change. Madhya Pradesh has embarked on creating a smart urban future. This presents opportunities for building Smart Cities across Madhya Pradesh to mainstream climate resilience into their Smart City Plans.

Over the last decade, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has explored the use of fecal sludge (FS) in combination with other organic waste sources to optimize FS treatment and composting for the production of a safe organic fertilizer, which can – depending on demand – be enriched with crop nutrients or pelletized for volume red

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Deepak Datta Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 20/12/2019 regarding illegal running of banquet halls in the area of Shivaji Marg, Near Zakhira Circle, Delhi, operating without requisite statutory consents and in violation of environmental norms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Saloni Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/12/2019 regarding compliance of Plastic and Solid Waste Management Rules, preventing discharge of effluents, management of water at Railway stations, compartments and tracks and removal of encroachments causing environment degradation.

The NGT directed that observations of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) be taken into account in the process of implementation of action plans of the railways for all the major stations.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of State Level Monitoring Committee, Kerala Vs State of Kerala dated 20/11/2019 regarding legacy waste dumped at and around Bharampuram in the outskirts of Kochi City.

The development of packaging policies stems from intersecting challenges being faced by economies across the world. On one hand, growth in population has led to an increase in consumption and consequently an increase in the amount of per capita waste generation.

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