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Report by state of Kerala in OA No. 728 OF 2023 (News Item Appearing In Hindustan Dated 30.11.2023 Titled ARSENIC FOUND IN GROUNDWATER IN 25 STATES, FLUORIDE IN 27 STATES GOVT.)

The study by the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) focused on mapping and monitoring of fluoride in selected regions of Palakkad district to delineate fluoride concentration in the groundwater samples. The Sholayur panchayat of Attappady block in Palakkad district is grossly contaminated with fluoride, said the report.

Small drinking-water supplies commonly experience operational, managerial, technical and resourcing challenges that impact their ability to deliver safe and reliable services. The needs and opportunities associated with these supplies therefore warrant explicit consideration in policies and regulations.

Reply on behalf of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order dated December 22, 2023.

The matter is related to the threat being faced by the  survivors of the Bhopal Gas leak disaster of 1984 who are still bearing the brunt of contaminated groundwater.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench) in the matter of  'In Re-News Item published in the Times of India Newspaper, Calcutta edition dated 23.03.2023 titled Kolkata Water Table Dips 2m in 5 years, Experts flag rise in arsenic, salinity' dated 01/12/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item appearing in The Indian Express dated 03.11.2023 titled “Tamil Nadu: Activists allege drinking water supplied from Madambakkam lake in Tambaram contaminated with sewage, civic body disagrees” dated 29/11/2023.

The OA is registered in suo motu exercise of power on the basis of the news item titled “Tamil Nadu: Activists allege drinking water supplied from Madambakkam lake in Tambaram contaminated with sewage, civic body disagrees” published in ‘The Indian Express’ dated 03.11.2023.

Reply by the Municipal Council, Banur in Original Application No. 490 of 2022 in the matter of Sunaina Vs State of Punjab & Others.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had directed Municipal Council Banur, Zirakpur and Rajpura to ensure supply of potable water complying with the parameters as prescribed in IS:10500:2012 to the residents. MC Banur, Zirakpur and Rajpura were asked to identify all the water supply pipelines which are leaking and either replace or provide new water supply lines.

This report, presents the data on the links between water, health and development and the status of drinking water, with actionable recommendations to accelerate access to safe drinking water.

The Ministry of Jal Shakti released the ‘Drinking water quality monitoring & surveillance framework’ for proper functioning of water quality testing laboratories, timely detection of any water quality contamination, redressal mechanism thus, ensuring quality of tap water and sources.

Report of Joint Committee Member, sub collector, Padmanabhapuram, Kanyakumari district on the construction of a check dam across Kuzhithuraiyar near Erumanthurai in Kanniyakumari district affecting fishing activities.

Inspection report of the Joint Committee as per the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone, Chennai order January 21, 2021 in Original Application No. 64/2020.

The matter related to high TDS level in the water collected from the borewells and TDS, chlorides and hardness of Minjur town which were not in conformity with the standard provided and thus not fit for drinking purposes.