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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.

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Original Source

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Abhay Jain Vs. Collector, District Shivpuri & Others dated 30/01/2017 regarding pollution and encroachment of water bodies in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Sainik Food Pvt. Ltd. vs. State of MP & Ors. dated 30/01/2017 regarding illegal in stream sand mining being carried out in river Narmada by use of boats between village Chipaner to Chorsakheda, Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh. NGT directs the District Collector (Mines) and the Superintendant of Police, Sehore to take immediate action for impounding the boats and submit a list of persons involved in the aforesaid activity.

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).

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