Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Takam Xavier Vs. Union of India & Others dated 18/07/2017 regarding running of a ferro alloy manufacturing unit in village Lakhi Happa in the district of Papumpare in the State of Arunachal Pradesh without obtaining environmental clearance as required under EIA Notification, 2006. It is also alleged that the unit discharges untreated affluent into rivers Pachin and Kankar which flow in the vicinity of the unit resulting in those being contaminated.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tapesh Bhardwaj Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/07/2017 regarding dumping of garbage on the river bed of River Yamuna by Mathura Cantonment Board, Uttar Pradesh.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on River Pollution, 18/07/2017. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with the State Pollution Control Boards monitors the river water quality across the country through a network of 1275 monitoring stations on various rivers under the National Water Quality Monitoring Programme. As per the report published by CPCB in February 2015, 302 polluted river stretches have been identified on 275 rivers based on Bio-chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels, a key indicator of organic pollution.

Untreated chemical effluents from various industries are released into River Ulhas

In a significant order seeking a fundamental change in strategy in cleaning the river Ganga, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed that 100 meters from the edge of Ganga between Haridwar

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Versus Union of India & Others dated 13/07/2017 regarding Ganga river pollution. NGT notes that GAP I and GAP II has failed to yield the required results and on the contrary there has been tremendous increase in the industrial and sewage pollution load in river Ganga and its tributaries.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Indian Council for Enviro- Legal Action (ICELA) Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 12/07/2017 regarding regarding thermal power plants located in the basin area of river Ganga discharging effluents into river Ganga, Uttar Pradesh. NGT directs MoEF and CPCB to conduct a joint inspection of the thermal power plant at Panki, Kanpur and submit a detailed report to the Tribunal.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ojasvi Party Vs Ministry of Environment Forest dated 11/07/2017. The Applicant has alleged that Manoj Mishra and his fellow colleagues have filed several petitions in the guise of protection of environment and have adversely affected the environmental religious rights of the Hindu citizens by restraining them from immersing idols and other materials into the river Yamuna and declaring cracking of fire crackers and cremation of dead bodies by Hindus as polluting to the environment.

A bench headed by NGT chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar warned that in case of default, each of the states would be liable to pay an amount of Rs 50,000.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushma Bisht Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 06/07/2017 regarding municipal solid waste at Solan, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh as well as with regard to unauthorized constructions carried out within the High Flood Line on river Beas and other waterbodies.

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