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National Register of Large Dam (NRLD) is a compilation of the dams in the country prepared as per information received from the State Government/Authority concerned. The lists of dams have been regrouped as per their location within the territory of a State.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ananta Kumar Das Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding sand mining in Baitarani river near Sanala village, Jajpur District, Odisha. NGT in its Order makes it clear that the mining based on the EC shall be done only manually and no mechanical mining shall be permitted.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sarang Yadwadkar Vs. The Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 02/01/2017 regarding construction of Pune Metro route passing through the Mula-Mutha river bed.

NGT restrains the Respondents (Pune Municipal Corporation & Others) from constructing any roads, Metro or structures of any other type on Prohibited Zone inside Blue Line in the river bed of Mula Mutha within the limits of Pune Municipal Corporation till the next date (25/01/2017).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action for Forest & Environment (SAFE) Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 22/12/2016 regarding camping activities along Ganga. The Counsel appearing for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change submits that they have already cleared and approved the Regulatory Regime, Management Plan and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Umesh Prasad Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/12/2016 regarding illegal sand mining /soil mining operations in the district of Patna, Bihar, on the river bed of Ganga in between Digha Railway Bridge to Kurji More without obtaining prior environmental clearance as per Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006.

Much has been said and written about sharing of river waters between Punjab and Haryana from time to time since the reorganisation of the state of Punjab in 1966. Various agreements, accords, tribunals, commissions and water sharing formulas have been worked out time to time, but the problem still remains unsolved.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s A. Purushottam Chitrapur Vs. Union of India & Others dated 16/12/2016 regarding Yettinahole water diversion project. Counsel appearing for the State of Karnataka submits about 6000 trees have been fell/cut, however, in lieu thereof approximately 3200 trees have been planted under the scheme of afforestation. This statement is disputed by the counsel appearing for the Applicants.

The location and persistence of surface water (inland and coastal) is both affected by climate and human activity and affects climate, biological diversity and human wellbeing. Global data sets documenting surface water location and seasonality have been produced from inventories and national descriptions, statistical extrapolation of regional data and satellite imagery, but measuring long-term changes at high resolution remains a challenge. Here, using three million Landsat satellite images, we quantify changes in global surface water over the past 32 years at 30-metre resolution.

Category 5 Super Typhoon Bopha, the world's worst storm of 2012, formed abnormally close to the Equator, and its landfall on Mindanao set the record proximity to the Equator for its category. Its torrential rains generated an enormous debris flow in the Mayo River watershed that swept away much of the village Andap in the New Bataan municipality, burying areas under rubble as thick as 9 m and killing 566 people. Established in 1968, New Bataan had never experienced super typhoons and debris flows. This unfamiliarity compounded the death and damage.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Protection of rivers and water bodies from pollution, 12/12/2016. The effluent standards notified by the Government for discharge into rivers and water bodies all across the country are also applicable for tourist and pilgrimage sites.

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