The CAG report which studied the pollution levels in Lucknow and Varanasi from 2011 to 2015 has revealed that the Gomti river is more polluted than the Ganga.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Samir Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 23/05/2017 regarding open defecation and waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains.

The ruling notes that the concept of “nature as a true subject of rights that must be recognized by states and exercised under the tutelage of their legal representatives.”

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Leeza Leathers Vs. Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 19/05/2017 regarding discharge of effluents by Leeza Leathers into river Ganga, Uttar Pradesh. NGT allows the unit to operate its processing activity subject to it getting grant of consent from Pollution Control Board and obtain permission from the Central Ground Water Authority, in the event they are extracting ground water.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News Item Published in Hindustan Times “And Quiet Flows the Maily Yamuna” Vs. Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 19/05/2017 regarding Yamuna pollution.

District In-Charge Minister and Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology B Ramanath Rai directed Karnataka State Pollution Control Board officials to initiate stern action against those respons

DEHRADUN: A dip in the Ganga may wash away your sins but the river's water is also likely to make you sick.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Govinda Biswas Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 09/05/2017 regarding discharge of sewage directly into river Rupnarayan by Hotel Sonar Bangla. Also photographs and google images shown by Govinda Biswas indicates that the Hotel is situated right on the bank of river Rupnarayan which is in serious violation of CRZ notification.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission Vs. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Uttarakhand & Ors. dated 08/05/2017 regarding disposal of sewage in river Kausi and Ganga, Uttarakhand. NGT finds that the DPR (Detailed Project Report) for setting up STP and other related issues was approved by the Uttarakhand Government without any physical verification.

Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat has laid stress on importance of cleanliness of rivers in the state.

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