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Report of the Committee comprising of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Additional PCCF, Telangana State Pollution Control Board and representatives of District Collector, Khammam in the matter of Original Application No. 110/2019 (PB) in compliance to National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders dated February 20, 2020.

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.

Compliance report of the Committee in the matter of O.A. No. 175/2018 (Jammula Chhoudaraiah & Others Vs Union of India & Others) in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of February 20, 2020. The report was filed before the NGT on April 28, 2020.

The State Pollution Control Board Sikkim submitted the action taken report on installation of e-flow meter by hydropower projects established in the state of Sikkim.

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.

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