Updated report of the Oversight Committee on pollution caused to Kosi river in Rampur district by polluting industrial activities. River Bhella in Moradabad is a tributary of Kosi river in Rampur which is a tributary of Ramganga which in turn is a tributary of river Ganga. Though pollution is caused in these rivers by industries situated both in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Oversight Committee considered the units situated only in Uttar Pradesh because there is a separate Oversight Committee for Uttarakhand.
Report related to status of STPs in state of Bihar in compliance of NGT's order for the following rivers - Ganga, Punpun, Ramrekha, Sikrahna, Parmar, Sirsia, Sone, Kosi, Burhi Gandak, Baghmati, Gandak, Mahananda and Kiul.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Mohammad Ali Jauhar University & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding illegal constructions in the flood plain of river Kosi at Jauhar Nagar, Rampur by Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. The construction is obstructing free passage of river resulting in scarcity of water and devastation of environment. FIR has been registered in the matter but the illegal encroachment continues resulting in damage to the river.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil M. Puri & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 15/05/2019 on the issue of grant of consent to establish (CTE) to an industry in the area of river Kosi and Dabka in Tehsils Bazpur, Kashipur and Ramnagar.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 11/03/2019 regarding pollution being caused in Kosi River in Rampur District in Uttar Pradesh by industrial activities. A report filed by CPCB says that the water quality is as per bathing standards upto Kosi barrage, Uttrakhand. The water quality deteriorates after confluence of the river Bhella in Muradabad and becomes highly polluted at Rampur where Rampur drain joins the river.
The Koshi Basin, spread across China, Nepal and India, is perceived as having high potential for hydropower and irrigation development, both seen as ways to promote economic development in the region. This paper quantifies and assesses the past and projected future spatial and temporal water balances in the Koshi Basin.