MoEF&CC clarifies its 22nd Dec. 2014 notification
New Delhi: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued a clarification with regard to applicability of EIA Notification 2006. Basically the clarification defines educational institutions.
As per the Ministry's statement, the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education has not specified any definition of the term "educational institutions". However, the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 under the Environment Protection Act, 1986 defines "educational institutions" means a school, college, university, professional academics, training institutes or other educational establishment, not necessarily a chartered institution and includes not only buildings, but also all grounds necessary for the accomplishment of the full scope of educational instruction, including those things essential to mental, and physical development.
The Ministry's Order dated 19th May 2022 has clarified that the exemption provided for educational institutions vide Ministry's 22nd December 2014 notification shall be applicable to all educational institutions covered under the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000.
United Global Call to Act on Land Degradation and Drought Concludes UNCCD Abidjan Meeting
21st May 2022
A united global pledge to boost drought resilience and invest in land restoration for future prosperity on Friday concluded the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Let's make ‘Clean Air For All’ a participative mission: Union Minister Bhupender Yadav in Chennai
Bhupender Yadav calls BRICS Countries for cooperation to explore Solar energy, industry transition, infrastructure and climate resilience
With NGT intervention, TMC completes refurbishment work of existing 1 MLD STP, Maha Govt. pays 1 Cr interim compensation
19th May 2022 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Delhi: Dr. Kiran Ramdas Kamble & Anr. sought intervention of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for failure of the Municipal Council Trimbak and other concerned authorities of the State of Maharashtra in preventing discharge of Municipal waste into river joining Godavari, in violation of judgement of the Supreme Court in Paryavaran Suraksha v. UOI, (2017) 5 SCC 326.
In the Original Application No. 544/2019, the applicants stated before the NGT that the situation remains so grave that living beings are forced to drink contaminated water with potential for water associated diseases at times leading to deaths, in flagrant violation of Constitutional mandate and binding directions of Supreme Court and even the NGT, with no coercive action against such serious violators.
The applicants had mentioned about the appaling attitude of the authorities, which was against human rights. This was found to be so though Trimbakeshwar is holy place of great significance, attracting devotees from all over the world, besides being the origin of river Godavari and lifeline of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
With the intervention of the Green Court in the matter, it was reported that The Trimbak Municipal Council completed the work of refurbishment of the existing 1 MLD STP through Maharashtra Suvarn Jayanti Nagaratthan Mahabhiyan (District Level). Now, the STP is working as per standards.
The District Collector, Nashik has finalized the ozonization technology for augmentation of sewage treatment and restoration of water quality of the river at Trimbakeshwar.
As directed by the NGT, the State Government of Maharashtra also deposited a sum of Rs.1 Cr as interim compensation with the District Collector, Nashik on 15th November 2021.
The Green Tribunal observed that action has been taken, by the State Government, against some of the erring officers. The NGT Principal Bench on 18th May 2022 has directed that gap in generation of effluents and treatment capacity is proposed to be bridged by installing pre-fabricated STP and taking temporary measures. The NGT Bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chairperson further noted the statement of State Government that no untreated sewage will henceforth be discharged into the Godavari.
Disposing the matter, NGT Principal Bench directed that the compensation deposited may be utilized by the Collector, Nashik for restoration of environment in accordance with the District Environment Plan. It was also directed that further, steps be taken to ensure connectivity to the STP to fully utilized its capacity. Plan be prepared for utilizing the treated water for secondary purposes, consistent with the directions of the Tribunal on the subject.
The Central Pollution Control Board has been asked to verify compliance status as on 30th November 2022.
Cabinet approves Amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018
EAC Industry 2 Sector Okays Reliance EC bifurcation
Haryana releasing reduced water in Yamuna, causing Water Scarcity in Delhi, says Sattyender Jain
New Delhi: In light of the declining water level in the Yamuna, Water Minister Satyendar Jain has said that Wazirabad and Chandrawal Water Treatment Plants are currently running at a fraction of their peak capability. He alleged that the Haryana government has reduced release of water in the Yamuna River. Due to the Haryana government's insufficient water release, the water level at Wazirabad barrage has dropped from its typical 674.5 feet to this year's lowest level of 669 feet.
The Minister said that Wazirabad barrage is most important water sources for North and West Delhi.
Delhi being a landlocked city, Rivers coming from neighbouring states make up the capital city's majority of the water supply. Some water comes into Delhi from the Punjab's Bhakra Nangal Dam. The majority of the water supply comes from Haryana via the Yamuna, which enters Delhi 15 kilometres before the Wazirabad Barrage. The Wazirabad Barrage, a unique form of dam with a series of enormous gates, was constructed on the Yamuna River in North Delhi in 1959. Wazirabad Barrage's water level has dropped to an all-time low of 669 feet this year. In this regard, the Delhi Jal Board has repeatedly demanded that the Haryana Irrigation Department rectify the situation, but the Haryana Government has paid no attention to the issue.
Govt. notifies Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary as India's 52nd Tiger Reserve
WTO Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions on 17th - 18th May 2022
UltraTech Cement proposal gets stuck with CEPI Score
HSPCB, CPCB, MoEF&CC Joint Committee Report to NGT silent on non-compliances in Ireo Hospitality matter