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The Sand and Dust Storms Risk Assessment in Asia and the Pacific provides a long-term horizon of the risk and potential socio-economic losses associated with sand and dust storms in the region for a better understanding of the severe multidimensional impact of this hazard, including the deterioration to human health, in urban and rural settings,

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Devidas Khatri Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Alok Malik & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 16/08/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Debasish Das Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 10/08/2021.

The matter related to illegal sand mining in Paschim Bardhaman.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amandeep Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 30/07/2021.

Grievance in the application is against illegal mining at Som Bhadra river (Swan river) in district Una of Himachal Pradesh.

The NGT directed the Chief Secretary and D.G.P., Himachal Pradesh to hold their in-house brainstorming on the subject with all concerned departments/authorities and set their house in order to uphold the law instead of private interests of law violators, the order, July 30, 2021 said.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Khanan Grasth Sangharsh Samiti & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/06/2021.

The matter related to violation of conditions of environment clearance (EC) granted for mining of minor minerals taking place around villages Shuklavas, Pichani, Pavana, Bhuchara and Dhudhawas, tehsil Katputli, district Jaipur, Rajasthan. Around 15 mines are carrying out unscientific and environmentally harmful mining around the villages.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Tarun Kanujiya (Sahas Mahila Sikshan Evam Samajik Vikas Sanstha) Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 22/06/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Haripada Manna & Others Vs District Collector, Balasore & Others dated 18/06/2021.

The matter related to sand mining leases of Jaleswar, Balasore district, Odisha. The NGT in its order, December 18, 2020 had directed the constitution of a committee to inspect the site of the sand mining leases in Jaleswar.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Laxmidhar Palai Vs District Collector, Balasore & Others dated 17/06/2021.

The matter is related to illegal sand mining in river Subarnarekha, Jaleswar, Odisha.

Report of the Joint Committee in Original Application No. 194 of 2020 in compliance of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, October 7, 2020. The matter is related to sand mining in the districts of Gadag, Raichur and Kalburgi, Karnataka.

The Joint Committee inspected 36 mines in Gadag and one each in Raichur and Gulbarga districts. During the visit, mine owners expressed technical difficulties/non-viabilities in installing the dust control measures and implementation of water conservation measures.

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