In the matter, Court On Its Own Motion (Air Pollution In Delhi) vs. Union of India (W.P.(C) 1346/2015). The court is hearing a PIL initiated by it on the issue of rise in air pollution in the national capital and ways to reduce it. The matter was taken up by the Court after the Air Quality Monitoring Report of a study conducted in June which indicated that, the concentration of carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds were far beyond the maximum limit in most areas on the court premises. The Court has asked the MCD to indicate the extent of annual consumption of free supply of timber from the various authorities which have been used up in the crematoria managed/ owned by them.
Writ Petition(s) (Civil) No(s). 743/2014 Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre and Others versus Union of India & Ors
The present matter involves the issue of captive elephants especially in the State of Kerala. The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dated 18.08.2015 directed the temples or Devaswom to register to the District Committee under the Kerala Captive Elephants (Management and Maintenance) Rules, 2012 for keeping the captive elephants. That further the Hon’ble Court directed the Chief Wild Life Warden to ensure that all the captive elephants existing in the State of Kerala are counted and in the absence of obtainment of requisite certificate under Section 42 of the 1972 Act and the declaration made under Section 40, appropriate action shall be initiated against the owners.