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Collapsing hippo numbers – and the loss of dung they produce – poses a threat to the species that thrive in eastern Africa’s rivers and great lakes, and the humans who rely on them.

The National Green Tribunal has refused to review its order of penalising Gammon India Limited (GIL) and the Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) Ltd of Rs 1 crore each for damaging the environment duri

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gopal Chandra Sinha Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/04/2019 regarding eco-restoration of rivers to save forests from being flooded. According to the applicant, working plan for forests for scientific management requires reduction of siltation of water and reservoirs. This requires collection of boulders/silt from the river beds in the forest area. National Working Plan Code -2014 provides for sustainable management of forest and bio-diversity which requires controlled dredging to maintain e-flow.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjay Kumar Vs Chief Secretary, State of Bihar & Others dated 23/04/2019 regarding illegal mining on Phalgu river in Belagunj and Khizar sarai block, Bihar. The applicant has alleged that due to deep excavation of sand beyond the permissible limit has resulted in causing death of many children.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Monojit Das Vs State of West Bengal dated 22/04/2019 regarding violation of environmental law in raising illegal constructions on two sides of the river bank barrage near Balasan river and Chamta river, near Siliguri town in West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satya Prakash Pattnayak Vs State of Odisha dated 16/04/2019 regarding illegal sand mining and transportation, which is causing air pollution and damage to River Jambhira and River Muradi at Morad Tahasil, Odisha.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The State of Rajasthan Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/04/2019 regarding diversion of Beas water for Sidhmukh Nohar Project.

Some of the issues framed by the SC are the following:

A dispute has arisen between some residents of Embu and Kirinyaga counties over use of the dwindling water from River Thiba.

Traces of the medicine and personal care products are winding up in the rivers, lakes, and oceans through sewage, potentially affecting aquatic environments, scientists say.

Two companies are fighting for the control of a river; an ailing giant on its death bed due to the ongoing dry spell.

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