NEERI scientists believe continued efforts by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to take action against polluting industries will improve the quality further in the coming years.

The corporation has narrowed down on a consortium of Indo-French consultancy firm STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd and multinational consultants Ernst & Young.

The National Green Tribunal came down heavily on Municipal Corporation, Mumbai for action not being taken for installation of STP, inspite of directions issued by MPCB, at 37 locations indicated by IIT, Powai, on either side bank of ‘Mithi’ river. Read text of this NGT order dated 07/03/2014 regarding pollution of Mithi river caused by industries.

Mumbai: The Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the state pollution board to ensure that the Mithi, Waduli, Ulhas and Patalganga rivers be restored to pure forms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jalbiradari & Anr. Vs. The MoEF. dated 15/01/2014 regarding industries, which are within proximity of 30 metres distance from the both side walls of ‘Mithi’ river. NGT order also states that National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has accepted the proposed work of environmental impact of blasting, including ecology and the water quality etc. in the midst of ‘Mithi’ river, and partly has carried out the same.

Dutch Firm To Assess Impact And Feasibility

Mumbai: A governmental body is resuscitating plans needing large-scale reclamation of land from the Arabian Sea—including expansion of the financial centre at Nariman Point—by commissioning studies to assess their environmental and social impact.

The Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal has ordered a stay on blasting on the Mithi riverbed till an environment impact assessment (EIA) report is prepared.

The report, the bench said, is necessary in order to locate whether blasting on the riverbed is likely to cause adverse impact on Mithi and its ecology. “We are of the opinion that activities of blasting should be appropriately evaluated by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA).

All the 239 polluting industries on the banks of Mithi river are to be shut down with immediate effect, said the Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday.

Water at 75 locations of major rivers, such as Ganga, Yamuna, Chambal, Sone and Wainaganga are not fit for drinking, the Government said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Mumbai : Eight years after a deluge claimed 450 lives in the city in 2005, the ambitious revival of the choked Mithi river to check floods is far from complete.

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