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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biswajit Mohanty Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 16/10/2017 regarding construction activity and reclamation of river bed, encroachment of river embankment, establishment of Labour Camps in river bed of rivers Mahanadi and Kathjodi at Cuttack, Odisha, and organization of Baliyatra and other programmes on Mahanadi river bed at Cuttack thereby affecting the river ecology and disturbing the river flow adversely.

Centre, U.P., Uttarakhand to respond

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ambar Nath Sengupta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 06/10/2017 regarding pollution of river Hooghly after immersion of idols during various Puja festivals. Further direction has been sought for against the WBSPCB to constitute a committee to conduct a scientific study to assess the impact of Plaster of Paris (in short, PoP), a powder used for making idols, on its potential to cause pollution of water and to suggest remedies therefor.

The green panel had directed the Delhi government and other authorities to submit a status report on the condition of river Yamuna after the immersion of idols.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs. Union of India & Others dated 04/10/2017 regarding pollution of river Yamuna. The Counsel appearing for NCT Delhi submits that the cleaning process of the banks of river Yamuna is in progress. The idols which were immersed into the water are being removed and the authorities including Corporation will carry them to the appropriate sites.

Bijnor: As part of the Namami Gange project, a team from Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) collected samples of river Chhoiya water.

PMK youth wing leader and Dharmapuri MP Anbumani Ramadoss has called for the resignation of Tamil Nadu environment minister K C Karuppannan, over the latter's comments on pollution in Noyyal river.

Nairobi was once known as a "place of cool waters", derived from the Maasai word enairobe, which literally means "a stream of cold water".

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Shailendra Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 18/09/2017 regarding pollution caused by industries in Pali, Rajasthan. NGT makes it clear that those industries that are not linked to the CETP through the pipe line will be liable to be closed down as the transportation of the pollutants to the CETP through tankers is not proving to be viable alternative.

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