Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gram Panchayat ARABA Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 31/01/2020 regarding industrial units extracting underground water illegally in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Field trial of a patented fluoride removal method, based on precipitation–adsorption, has been carried out in some villages of Assam, North East India, with groundwater sources containing 1.8–20 mg/l initial [F– ] at small community (220 l) and household (15 l) levels.

Compliance report in O.A. No. 160/2019 in the matter of Ranjeet Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 20/01/2020. The matter related to M/s Awadh Sugar & Energy Ltd, Hata, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh not following environmental norms. During inspection by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), hazardous waste like oil and oily sludge recovered from ETP was burned along with baggasse as a fuel in boilers. Also, there was no storage option for oil/oily sludge.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gram Panchayat ARABA Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 15/01/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Anil Kumar Pandey, Prakritik Sampada Sanrakshan Samiti, Gorakhpur Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 06/01/2020 regarding Saraya distillery operating in Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh causing pollution.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gram Panchayat ARABA Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/12/2019 regarding Jojari river pollution, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Counsel for Central Ground Water Board submits that they have by now inspected around 1000 units out of which 42 units were found illegally extracting ground water and the same has been sealed.

Ground Water Year Book is prepared annually by CGWB depicting changes in ground water regime of the country through different seasons. It is an effort to obtain information on ground water levels through representative monitoring wells. The important attributes of ground water regime monitoring are ground water level.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution of groundwater, 28/11/2019. As reported by States/ UTs on the Integrated Management Information System of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, as on 27.11.2019, 3.22% rural habitations with 3.73% population are having drinking water sources with quality issues.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Muzaffar Hussain, Ecosorz Foundation Vs State of Rajasthan dated 27/11/2019 regarding inaction of the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board against illegal extraction of ground water at Rawatbhata, District Chittorgarh, Rajasthan by water mafia for commercial purpose.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Scarcity in Major Cities, 21/11/2019. NITI Aayog, in its report titled “Composite Water Management Index” published in June 2018, has mentioned that 21 major cities are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020. This is based on the estimates of annual groundwater replenishment and its extraction.

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