The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Uttar Pradesh government for not taking adequate steps to prevent discharge of pollutants in Rapti river, saying the "failure of the administration" resul

A number of people have taken shelter in various relief camps.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vishwa Vijay Singh Vs. U.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 25/08/2017 regarding pollution of water resources in district Gorakhpur and Balia, Uttar Pradesh due to discharge of sewage and industrial effluent. NGT directs the State Government of Uttar Pradesh to file complete and comprehensive affidavit and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board should also file its report in relation to the above within two weeks.

With the death of 12 more people toll from Uttar Pradesh flood has gone up to 75 as flood situation continues to be grim in the state with over 5 lakh people rendered homeless.

More than five lakh people living in 1,000 villages on the Indo-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh remained hit by spiralling rivers on Tuesday, with death toll due to floods rising to 67.

Floods have claimed 48 lives in Uttar Pradesh with several rivers flowing above danger mark posing threat to more than 1,000 villages.

Over 1,500 Villages Inundated

BAHRAICH: The level of Ghaghra is regularly rising because of heavy rainfall in the catchment areas and water being discharged by various barrages in Nepal and Uttarakhand.

Rain claimed four lives in Uttar Pradesh and forced officials to issue an alert in Uttarakhand as the monsoon remained fairly active in North India on Wednesday.

By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

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