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.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jammula Choudharaiah & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/07/2019 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) for Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme undertaken by the State of Andhra Pradesh for Drawl and Lifting of water from River Godavari near Purushothapatnam Village in Seethanagaram (M), East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Mohammad Ali Jauhar University & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding illegal constructions in the flood plain of river Kosi at Jauhar Nagar, Rampur by Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. The construction is obstructing free passage of river resulting in scarcity of water and devastation of environment. FIR has been registered in the matter but the illegal encroachment continues resulting in damage to the river.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ashish Sehgal Vs Arvind Kumar & Others dated 03/07/2019 regarding mining activity within one kilometre upstream or downstream of the bridges of rivers throughout the state of Uttarakhand.