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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Uma Shankar Patwa & Others Vs. Union of India & Others (Earlier titled as D.K. Joshi Vs. Union of India & Ors.) dated 30/11/2016 regarding illegal constructions on flood plain and river bed of Yamuna, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollutants in River Systems, 29/11/2016. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) along with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) is monitoring the river water quality across the country through a network of 1275 monitoring stations on various rivers under National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWQMP).

About P120 million have been allocated by the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board to support two climate change adaptation projects in Mindanao.

NAGPUR: Not very far from its origin, only the traces of Nag River's catchment area can be seen, now that the entire river bed has been covered to build houses.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Rohit & various other Noticees dated 22/11/2016 regarding sand mining. National Green Tribunal directs the "Noticee to pay Environmental compensation of Rs. 5 Lakh/ - within three weeks to the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board."

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of Dr. D. A. Prabakar Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 21/11/2016 regarding Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola in the SIPCOT Industrial Growth Centre, Gangaikondan Village, Maanur Taluk, Tirunelveli District using water from Tamirabarani River for the purpose of manufacturing soft drinks and mineral waters.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Umesh Yadav & Others dated 21/11/2016 regarding illegal mining of sand.

National Green Tribunal directs the said Noticee to pay Environmental compensation of Rs. 50,000/- within two weeks to the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Sharing Treaty with Neighbouring Countries, 17/11/2016.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of the Punjab Termination of Agreement Act 2004 regarding sharing of Ravi-Beas river waters dated 10/11/2016.

Supreme Court in its Order said the Agreement (dated 31st December, 1981 about sharing of waters of Ravi and Beas rivers) "could not have been unilaterally terminated by one of the parties and if any party or any State does so such unilateral action of a particular State has to be declared contrary to the Constitution of India as well as the provisions of the Inter State Water Disputes Act, 1956. "

Experience has shown that river floods can significantly hamper the reliability of railway networks and cause extensive structural damage and disruption. As a result, the national railway operator in Austria had to cope with financial losses of more than EUR 100 million due to flooding in recent years. Comprehensive information on potential flood risk hot spots as well as on expected flood damage in Austria is therefore needed for strategic flood risk management.

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