The presence of diarrhoeagenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli in drinking water indicates faecal and sewage contamination. Testing the microbial quality of drinking water at source (n = 29) and households (n = 43) of 29 peri-urban villages of Bengaluru city, indicated that 80% and 93% of samples respectively were unfit for human consumption as per WHO standards, i.e. nil E. coli in 100 ml sample. This also indicated that water gets contaminated further at the point-of-use when compared to the source.

Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of polythene bags and the state government enforced the ban on April 1, shopkeepers continue to use these polythene bags in the city.

Ambegaon, Indapur and Daund among ‘most affected’ areas in the district

GURGAON: Environmentalists have flagged a new dumpsite that is polluting the Aravalis and has already consumed two acres of the seasonal Ghata lake near the Gurgaon-Faridabad border.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of The Human & Animal Welfare Association Vs Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Paryavaran Bhavan & Others dated 06/09/2017 regarding violation of environmental norms by Sachin Infra Environment Limited (SIEL) thereby directly contributing to surface and groundwater contamination, soil pollution, damage to flora and fauna etc. in Unn Khadi area situated at about 5.1 k.m. from Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Sachin.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Srinagar and the surrounding area. NGT makes it clear that any further delay in addressing the issue would be tolerated particularly as it is leading to the the indiscriminate dumping in Achan lake side. People are stated to have been suffering from different diseases because of this huge dumping and even the water body which is stated to be at a distance of 250 Mtrs.

The massive volume of garbage that toppled down at Ghazipur last week had cost the East Delhi Municipal Corporation up to Rs 1,800 per tonne to be put there — paid to private contractors as tipping

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Joy Kaitharnath Vs Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. dated 31/08/2017 regarding discharge of effluents by Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) into the waterbodies of Chavara, Kollam District. The Applicant (Joy Kaitharnath, General Secretary, State Human Rights Protection Centre) has requested the Government of Kerala to constitute an Expert Team to assess the status and trend of radioactivity and its impact on health and environment in Chavara black sand area.

A team of researchers from the University of Windsor and the University of Saskatchewan have discovered that methane can naturally migrate upwards through shale over millions of years and reach gro

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vishwa Vijay Singh Vs. U.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 25/08/2017 regarding pollution of water resources in district Gorakhpur and Balia, Uttar Pradesh due to discharge of sewage and industrial effluent. NGT directs the State Government of Uttar Pradesh to file complete and comprehensive affidavit and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board should also file its report in relation to the above within two weeks.

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