Two rivers in India have been granted the same legal rights as human beings in a bid to prevent pollution‚ a position that is catered for in South Africa.

The National Green Tribunal today asked the Centre to clarify what should be the minimum environmental flow (E-flow) in the Ganga, in a bid to ensure uninterrupted water supply in the river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 17/04/2017 regarding prevention and control of pollution and rejuvenation of river Ganga particularly in Segment `B’ of Phase-I.

Any visitor to Rongai - better known as ‘Diaspora’ - or even driving on Magadi Road at night cannot miss the waft of a foul smell.

Akhilesh Yadav government had opposed the idea of shifting of over 400 tanneries giving, citing the reasons of paucity of land

Society of Pollution and Environmental Conservation Scientists (SPECS) yesterday announced that the waters of the Suswa river in Dehradun were highly toxic and harmful for both human use and wildli

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vimal Bhai Vs Tehri Hydro Development Corporation & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding dumping of construction debris into River Alaknanda. It is the case of the applicant that this indiscriminate dumping of construction material and debris into River Alaknanda is polluting it and the Project Proponent of the Vishugud-Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Power project is responsible for this pollution of the River.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tapesh Bhardwaj Vs UP State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding dumping of garbage on the river bed of River Yamuna by Mathura Cantonment Board. The oxygen level in the River Yamuna in Mathura is close to zero and the landfill site created by the Cantonment Board is a huge contributor to this. The Board is causing destruction of the river bed and the flood plain of River Yamuna.

Days after the Uttarakhand high court granted the status of living entity to Ganga, a committee of experts submitted on Wednesday its draft model law to the government suggesting strict penalty, in

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Suo motu proceedings initiated based on the news item published In “The Times of India” Chennai –Edition dated 20.1.2017 on the caption “Bhavani river water unfit Chennai – 9 for consumption” and “waste from Mettupalayam Government Hospital ends up in Bhavani River” Vs Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 12/04/2017 regarding pollution of Bhavani River, Tamil Nadu.

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