The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards, monitors the water quality of rivers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Alavikutty Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 17/07/2019 regarding pollution of River Thirur Ponnai, Malappuram District, Kerala. NGT accepts the action plan for mitigation of pollution filed by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board and directs implementation with strict adherence to the time line and cost projected in the report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nav Yuva Sanghatan & Others Vs The Secretary, Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar Department & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding damage to environment in the area of Tapi river at Surat in Gujarat caused by illegal construction activities, dumping of waste, dredging, digging, illegal discharge of effluents and absence of demarcation of blue line and red line in the river bed by the Irrigation Department.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nuggehalli Jayasimha Vs Government of NCT of Delhi dated 08/07/2019 regarding non compliance of environment norms by the dairies operating in Delhi. It is alleged that solid, liquid and gas waste is generated and dumped into the drains which are meeting the river Yamuna and thus, this activity results in contamination of river Yamuna. The waste clogged the drainage system which was becoming breeding ground for mosquitoes and other inspects and thus creating health hazard.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action Plan for Pollution Free Rivers, 08/07/2019. The 351 river stretches on 323 rivers are prioritised based on BOD values in five classes.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Evaluation of Polluted Standard, 04/07/2019. Under the Namami Gange Programme.

During monsoon the situation worsens with the industrial waste and particularly Ash flowing to rivers and drains.

Hon'ble NGt vide its Order datad April 24, 2019 in the matter of Original Application No. 606/2018 directed Central Pollution Control Board to do a Gap Analysis of the Action Plans/Compliance Reports submitted by Chief Secretaries in compliance to its Order date January 16, 2019. Two states viz.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajitsinh Bhurubha Vaghela & Inhabitants of several Villages of Kheda Taluka, Distt. Kheda Vs State of Gujarat dated 01/07/2019 regarding industrial effluents discharged in Kharicut Canal which is a tributary of Khari River in District Khera, Gujarat. Illegal bore-wells are also said to have been dug without permission of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB).

NGOs threaten to stage protest if authorities fail to take action

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