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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amresh Singh Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding dumping of debris from the construction of the road from Udhampur to Banihal in rivers Ravi and Chenab, Jammu & Kashmir. NGT directs NHAI and the State of Jammu & Kashmir to ensure that all the subcontractors are served notice and they appear before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing (26/04/2017).

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-system of Rivers, 14/03/2017. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) along with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) 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 (NWQMP). As per the report published by Central Pollution Control Board (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.

Bhadra backwaters attract wild animals as other water bodies dry faster

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cleaning of Rivers, 14/03/2017. Pollution abatement of rivers is a continuous and ongoing process. State Governments/ concerned local bodies are responsible for setting up facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage as well as proper disposal of dead bodies for abatement of pollution of rivers. This Ministry has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments in abatement of pollution in identified stretches of various rivers in the country under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Karnataka) dated 10/03/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized mining in the middle of Bhima river, Kurugodu and Chinchapur Village, District Sholapur, Maharashtra.

Previous Order Dated 23/02/2017

The recent flood in Machak River, Madhya Pradesh, India is a distinctive paradigm of flash floods that washed off rail tracks and killed a number of passengers besides incredible damage to Indian Railways and to the surrounding villages. This shows the vulnerability of bridges/culverts to flash floods in the country. Flash floods devastated the Machak River during the midnight of 4 August 2015 due to heavy rainfall in the catchment.

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Order of the Supreme Court of India dated 06/03/2017 in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others regarding repair work to secure the pipe bridge balancing reservoir and pipeline situated in Chambal river and part of which is going through the National Ghadiyal Sanctuary. Supreme Court directs the Applicant to make sure that no disturbance is caused to the wildlife and no building or construction material is left behind.

The Tamirabarani river is a part of the ecological and cultural landscape, and traditions of the people of Tamil Nadu. Unfortunately, public resources like the river water are sold at throwaway prices to corporations, who in turn resell the water either in the form of packaged drinking water or as aerated beverages. The political economy of the river and the state’s industrial plans, require radical rethinking.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of ARK Nirman Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Subhas Datta and Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding pollution of river Mahananda, Siliguri, North Bengal during Chhat Puja. NGT Vide order dated 01.11.2016 had disallowed construction of bridges across the river Mahananda.

Ghana Water Company Limited have attributed the shortage to drought and activities of illegal miners

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