Response to report by Akash Vashistha to report dated August 25, 2020 submitted by the District Magistrate, Mathura. The matter related to construction of a metalled road taking place in the river bed of Yamuna in Vrindavan along with other permanent illegal constructions. The road was used to facilitate illegal reclamation of floodplains. The construction of this road was leading to dumping of malba and debris on the ghats (Cheer Ghat, Govind Ghat and Bhramar Ghat). This had caused irreparable damage to the Ghats and obstructing the natural flow of the river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan Sansthan & Others Vs Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 31/08/2020.

The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan & Others Vs Madhumangal Shukla & Others dated 31/07/2020. The issue for consideration is the remedial action against unregulated dumping of solid waste in the flood plains of Yamuna and scientific clearing of the legacy waste site of Vrindavan, in accordance with the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Report of Oversight Committee in compliance of order of National Green Tribunal passed in O.A. No. 136/2015 & O.A. No. 06/2017 in the matter of Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan & Others Vs Madhumangal Shukla & Others dated 23/07/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Akash Vashishtha Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/05/2020 regarding road being illegally constructed on the river bed of Yamuna in Vrindavan - Mathura between Shringarvat and Keshi Ghat and other illegal constructions, including multi-storied buildings, which had come up on the active floodplains and the riverbed of Yamuna in the town of Vrindavan.

Action Taken Report by Department of Urban Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh in Original Application No: 136 of 2015 following the NGT order of December 18, 2019 dated February 24, 2020. The matter pertained to non-compliance of the municipal solid waste management rules in Vrindavan, Mathura.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan Sansthan Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/12/2019 regarding regulating traffic congestion in and around Giriraj Parvat and Parikrama Marg, Govardhan, District Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

The Tribunal noted that the work with regard to ring road was not complete and a part of the work still remains. The same was with the case of service road of 10 meters wide around the Parikrama Marg, behind the existing houses and ashrams.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan Sansthan Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 23/10/2019 regarding discharge of sewage from the houses in the vicinity of Mansi Ganga Kund, Govardhan, Uttar Pradesh.The counsel for state of Uttar Pradesh has informed the Tribunal that the entire discharge of sewage from the houses in that area have been connected with a system leading to the sewage treatment plant (STP) which is functional near Radha Kund.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board Vs Tapesh Bhardwaj & Others dated 27/09/2019 regarding dumping of municipal solid wastes on the Yamuna riverbed, Mathura Cantonment, Uttar Pradesh. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on April 2017 had imposed an environmental compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs on Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) and Rs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan Sansthan & Others Vs Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 19/08/2019 regarding cleaniness of Goverdhan Paravat and its Parikarma. The Court Commissioner, Anand V. Shukla visited the site on two festivals and reported that compliance of the order of the NGT was a total failure. Cleanliness of Parikarma Marg, Mansi Ganga, Daan Ghati and the temples at all these places was in dismal state as well as garbage cleaning and its removal from temples.

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