In case of existing industrial units, the PCB is communicating to them to obtain ‘consent to operate’ from it and such status will be given only when the industry sets up a fully operational ETP.

A report on “assessment of pollution of drains carrying sewage /industrial effluent joining river Ganga and its tributaries (Kali-East/Ramganga) between Haridwar (Down) to Kanpur (Down)” Submitted to Hon'ble NGT in the matter of M C Mehta vs Union of India & ORS (March 27 , 2017).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds for Pollution Abatement Schemes, 21/03/2017. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under the NRCP/NGRBA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-I. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under NPCA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-II.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Rahul Texo Print Vs. Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board & Ors dated 27/02/2017 regarding pollution caused by the printing industry - M/s Rahul Texo Print in Balotra, Rajasthan.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/02/2017. The Applicant seeks that the Apex Court issues direction to the Union Government, all the State Governments and the Union Territories that no industry which requires “consent to operate” from the concerned Pollution Control Board, is permitted to function, unless it has a functional effluent treatment plant, which is capable to meet the prescribed norms for removing the pollutants from the effluent, before it is discharged.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sumitra Devi & Others Vs. CPCB & Others dated 02/02/2017 regarding pollution at the industrial complex at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan.

The report of the Joint Inspection Team shows serious pollution of soil, ground water and constituents of the effluent that is being discharged to the CETP. The CETP is non-performing and in any case there is nothing on record to show that it is capable of treating the metallic effluent, as specified in the Report of Joint Inspection Team.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Others dated 25/01/2017 regarding Ganga pollution. NGT observed that by different Orders passed by the Tribunal "we had directed all the stakeholders to put forward their submissions/suggestions in regard to the 30 drains which join river Ganga and which cause all major pollution in Segment-B of Phase-I, but we regretfully note that the assistance provided to the Tribunal in that behalf is far from what is desired."

As part of its efforts to make Hyderabad a city with ‘zero industrial pollution’, the state government has identified 19 prime locations outside the Outer Ring Road (ORR) for moving polluting indus

The main causes attributed to the Pollution of River Ganga are due to disposal of industrial and domestic sewage effluent directly by drains or indirectly through tributaries.

The textile industry’sexcessive water use and contribution to ever-worsening environmental degradation in countries of production, particularly the so-called global South, is increasingly putting it under public scrutiny. However, this sector of the economy also provides important income opportunities to skilled and unskilled labor alike, not least women, and brings much-wanted economic growth. India was the third largest exporter of textiles in 2015and the sector generates direct employment to more than 45 million people, making it the second largest after agriculture.

Pages