Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Meera Shukla Vs Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur & Others dated 12/01/2021.

The issue for consideration is the remedial action for contamination of water bodies and ground water, specially Ramgarh Lake, Ami River, Rapti River and Rohani River in and around District Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The matter has been pending for the last more than six years.

Action taken report by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board for compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of July 17, 2020 in Original Application No. 809/2018 in the matter of Anwar Hussain Ansari, Jhamumo Alpsankhyak Morcha Vs State of Jharkhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Joydeep Mukherjee Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/01/2021. The matter related to the delay in completing the STP and sewerage network project for Siliguri, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hirvayee Paryavaran Sangh Vs The Manager, Amul Satellite Dairy Pvt. Ltd. & Others dated 06/01/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jasmeet Singh Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 04/01/2021.

The issue for consideration was the remedial action against pollution of river Balad in Baddi industrial area in district Solan, on account of leakage from the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Veterans forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 04/01/2021.

The matter related to  remedial action against discharge of waste from CETP at Baddi and from Acme Life Sciences, Nalagarh and Helio Pharmaceuticals at Solan, to prevent pollution of rivers Sirsa and Satluj. According to the applicant, the CETP is not connected to pharmaceutical units at Barotiwala and Nalagarh who are discharging their effluents directly into the rivers.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared that an outbreak of thee viral disease COVID-19, had reached the level of a global pandemic and instructed the governments to take urgent and aggressive action to stop the spread of the virus. The nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in India was announced on March 25.

Action taken report by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board in Original Applicaton No 988/2018 in compliance with National Green Tribunal order July 16, 2020 on steps to stop discharge of Panchganga river pollution. The report mentioned that 96 MLD sewage was generated in Kolhapur Municipal Corporation area. Out of which 90 MLD has been diverted to sewage treatment plant and treated. The work of diverting balance 6.0 MLD domestic waste water flowing through various nallah to sewage treatment plants was to be completed by May 2020 - however, the work was not yet complete.

Fifth report of the Yamuna Monitoring Committee for the rejuvenation of the river Yamuna and abatement of pollution in Original Application No. 6/2012 in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others.

Order of the Madras High Court (Suo Motu W.P. (MD) No. 17508 of 2020 regarding Amaravathi river pollution dated 02/12/2020.

The matter dealt with discharge of untreated effluents from the dyeing units and other companies into the river Amaravathi - polluting the entire river.

Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi noted that throughout the country, the industries were polluting the water bodies by letting in untreated industrial effluents. Many of the water bodies were completely polluted and they have become sewage channels.

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