Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Readiness for Empowerment through Legitimate Action (RELA) & Others Vs State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 24/08/2020. The issue for consideration was whether what was termed as ‘dredging’in Godavari -Krishna river beds and its tributaries in the State of Telangana by the state authorities was illegal mining, as alleged by the applicant.

Evaluation & Validation Report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in compliance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of 14/02/2020 in the matter of O.A. No. 935/2018 titled as Anumolu Gandhi Vs. State of Andhra Pradesh.

The matter related to allegation of illegal mining in the name of desilting in the state of Andhra Pradesh damaging river Krishna and the environment. The plea of the state of Andhra Pradesh was that desilting was being done by Inland Waterways Authority of India, without adversely affecting the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vatti Vasanth Kumar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/08/2019 regarding Godavari-Krishana-Penna rivers linking project. 

The Godavari-Krishana-Penna river linking project does not have be requisite clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). This application was taken up before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on August 13, 2019.

Tribunal asked State to pay Rs. 100 cr.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Doaba Paryavaran Samiti Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 15/03/2019. The issue for consideration is the remedial measures for the abatement of industrial or other pollution in Kali Nadi, Krishna and Hindon Rivers resulting in diseases and deaths of inhabitants of the area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jeevitnadi & Others Vs Municipal Council & Others dated 13/03/2019. This application seeks prohibition of work of concretization inside the blue line of Krishna river and other incidental directions. According to the applicant, Wai Municipal Council, is undertaking concretization work on the bank of river Krishna at Maha Ganapati ghat, Wai. Such activity is against the environment norms as no construction is allowed on the river bed inside the blue line, the prohibited zone of the river for construction.

Hydropower is a valuable renewable energy resource in India, which can help in climate change mitigation and meet the increasing energy demands. However, the crucial role of climate change on hydropower production in India remains unexplored.

Renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh, who is also known as the waterman of India, termed Amaravati “a tragedy in the making”.

Nine godowns sealed during joint raids in Gudivada and Machilipatnam

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