Updated report of the Oversight Committee dated 12/02/2021 in the matter of Original Application No. 673/2018 (News item published in The Hindu authored by Jacob Koshy titled "More river stretches are now critically polluted: CPCB".

Affidavit filed by the Mulanthuruthy Grama Panchayat, Ernakulam district, Kerala on pollution of Konothupuzha river which branches out as a tributary of the Thripunithura-Chambakkara Canal and joins the Vembanad lake. The Konothupuzha river traverses through a short distance of the Mulathuruthy Grama Panchayat.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Village Nodai Wagar, P.S. Naraura, Bulandshahar Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 05/02/2021 regarding STP unit at Narora, district Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh discharging untreated waste water in river Ganga.

A new report shows that Cape Town’s rivers, vleis and estuaries have been getting worse for 40 years, with the exception of a few years. In the rivers the problem is mostly E.coli which is a bacteria found in faeces. In the vleis and estuaries the problem is mostly phosphate.

Order of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) No. 4003 of 2006 on Ganga pollution.

An affidavit filed by the District Magistrate, Prayagraj stated that as per current status report, all STPs are functional and all parameters are within range.

The affidavit filed by the Uttar Pradesh Control Board stated that the water of river Ganga was not fit for drinking purpose but fit for bathing purpose. A test analysis report of January 27, 2021 regarding the quality of water was also annexed with the affidavit.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinit Kumar Vs DSM Sugar Mills Ltd. & Others dated 28/01/2021.

Updated report of the Oversight Committee on pollution caused to Kosi river in Rampur district by polluting industrial activities. River Bhella in Moradabad is a tributary of Kosi river in Rampur which is a tributary of Ramganga which in turn is a tributary of river Ganga. Though pollution is caused in these rivers by industries situated both in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Oversight Committee considered the units situated only in Uttar Pradesh because there is a separate Oversight Committee for Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/01/2021.

The issue under consideration was reviewing the status of compliance of directions of the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for rejuvenation of river Yamuna.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 15/01/2021.

The matter related to remedial action against unscientific disposal of e-waste resulting in contamination of ground water and soil acidification. Question for consideration inter alia is whether in terms of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 (EWMR), there is due enforcement of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), authorization regime, collection and dismantling and other steps.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Delhi Jal Board Vs The State of Haryana & Others dated 13/01/2021.

The present petition related to increased ammonia levels in Yamuna due to discharge of pollutants and on a larger level to river pollution in India. The SC observed that either the sewage is not treated through a sewage treatment plant before being discharged or the treatment plants are not functional or incpacitated.

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