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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Cavelossim Villagers Forum Vs Village Panchayat of Cavelossim dated 01/10/2019 regarding construction of building at Khandi-Bandoi, Cavelossim, Salcete, Goa, by M/s Balaji concepts, by filling up water bodies with mud in violation of the law. As a result of illegal construction on plots bearing Survey No. 91/1, 91/5, 91/6, and 91/8 in village Cavelossi river Sal was getting polluted and nallahs, fishing ponds, natural water channels and paddy fields have been completely destroyed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Birsa Munda Seba Sartha Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/09/2019 regarding unrestricted mining of sand from the riverbed of river Basloi, Jharkhand and a gross contravention of the Jharkhand State Sand Mining Policy, 2017. It is contended that as per the policy the State Government is required to categorize streams/rivers for strict regulation of sand mining. This, as per the applicant, has not been done in the District Survey Report (DSR) on sustainable sand mining prepared by the Pakur District Authorities, Jharkhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalpana Mallik Vs Aditya Prasad Padhi & Others dated 26/09/2019 regarding illegal constructions on the flood plain of River Kapali at Nalanga, District Bhadrak, Odisha. The application sought implementation of the NGT Order of October 23, 2017 for removing structures within the buffer/green areas.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Upadhaya Vs State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 25/09/2019 regarding lack of EIA for many minor mineral mining projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

‘Rivers of Hope’ captures the struggles of the riparian communities to survive around the raging rivers in Assam and Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahanoy River Safety Society Vs State of Bihar & Others dated 26/08/2019 regarding construction of an administrative building in Khasra no. 118 falling within the prohibited area of Mahanoy river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nanga Ram Dangi Vs Secretary, Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 26/08/2019 regarding illegal mining activities surrounding Jaisamand Lake and its catchment area.

Background and Timeline:

Bill to set up single tribunal to settle inter-state water disputes in Lok Sabha. A bill to help adjudicate disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valleys at a faster pace was introduced in Lok Sabha on 25 July, 2019 amid protests by opposition parties which said states were not consulted.

Sand mining on the banks of river Saryu, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh has resulted in diversion of the course of the river. Flooding, crops being affected and environmental degradation were some of the effects of illegal mining.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarang Yadwadkar & Others Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 23/07/2019. Rampant dumping of construction materials on the flood plains of the rivers flowing though Pune and Pimpri Chinchawad cities, Maharashtra more particularly the Mula-Mutha river came up before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on July 23, 2019. The other allegation was of obstruction caused to the rivers causing diversion of its flow.

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