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The Bhagirathi Valley is investigated to understand the impact of various barrages and dams on natural river flow. The multiple barrages and dams in the valley (downstream of the Bhatwari Village) have obstructed/disrupted natural flow of the river which has adversely impacted geomorphological and ecological functions of the river.

As informed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), an Expert Committee constituted by it in June, 2019 suggested to go for fresh tenders for balance works of Irrigation Project. Thereafter, tenders were called by the State for balance works of main dam package and left side connectivities of headworks in August, 2019.

The safety of the dams is the prime responsibility of the state governments and the dam owners and the Dam Safety Bill 2019 proposes an institutional framework and provisions for prevention of dam failure related disaster through proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of dams in India.

Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Anirudh Bisht & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 30/10/2019 regarding violation of environmental norms in the course of construction of Rajpura Hydro Power Project on Nogli Khad river in Rampur of District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is alleged that dumping of waste as well as encroachment are taking place.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Madan Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/10/2019 regarding raising of water level in Sardar Sarovar reservoir and rehabilitation of project affected families.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Pentapati Pulla Rao Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/09/2019 regarding remedial action for protection of environment during the course of construction of the Indira Sagar Polavaram Multipurpose Project in Andhra Pradesh. Present proceedings were initiated on the allegation that illegal dumping of muck was taking place during construction and no remedial action was being taken. A report submitted by a four member joint Committee stressed on remedial action for maintaining environmental norms.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Dilip Buildcon Ltd. Vs State of Maharahstra dated 16/09/2019 regarding irreparable loss and injury being caused to water bodies and dams constructed by the Government for which explosive material is alleged to have been used without permission being obtained. The use of gelatine is stated to be a fundamental issue of security. The applicant has requested for cases to be lodged against the offenders under Section 420 of I.P.C.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vatti Vasanth Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/09/2019. An application was filed before the NGT alleging that Pattisema Lift Irrigation Scheme and Purushothampatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme was completed without getting Environmental Clearance (EC).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Uttam Singh Bhandari Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 06/09/2019 regarding leakage from the power plant channel of Srinagar Hydroelectric Project and to ensure safety of the lives of the residents of Villages Mangsu, Surasu, Naur Thaapli in Tehri Garhwal District Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vatti Vasanth Kumar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/08/2019 regarding Godavari-Krishana-Penna rivers linking project. 

The Godavari-Krishana-Penna river linking project does not have be requisite clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). This application was taken up before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on August 13, 2019.

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