Despite the implementation of the underground drainage scheme sanctioned under the National River Conservation Programme (NRCP) mainly aimed at preventing the pollution of the Cauvery a decade ago,

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Govinda Biswas Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 09/05/2017 regarding discharge of sewage directly into river Rupnarayan by Hotel Sonar Bangla. Also photographs and google images shown by Govinda Biswas indicates that the Hotel is situated right on the bank of river Rupnarayan which is in serious violation of CRZ notification.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 24/04/2017 regarding restoration/rejuvenationn of River Ganga (Phase - I, Segment B, Haridwar Down to Kanpur Down).  Drains in Uttar Pradesh in Phase-I Segment B contributing to Ganga pollution includes Hemraj and Bijnor sewage drain.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 11/04/2017 regarding cleaning and rejuvenating river Ganga.

In futherance to NGT Order of 30th March, 2017 senior officers from the Ministries, State of Uttar Pradesh and other stakeholders including Central Pollution Control Board held a meeting. Some of the decisions taken were

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Bharat Kumar Jain & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution of Nakki lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

National Green Tribunal directs a team to be constituted which shall submit a report with regard to the various hotels and other institutions existing in Mount Abu with regard to measures taken by them for treatment of sewage including setting up of STP and their out flow from the institution into the Nakki lake.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Others dated 08/03/2017 regarding Ganga pollution. Additional Municipal Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Kanpur submitted before NGT as stated that there are 110 wards and 1669 colonies in Kanpur city. The slums and illegal colonies have not been provided with any sewer line. The sewer or other discharge from these colonies and from the houses which are not provided the septic tanks is released into drains which meets the Corporation’s drain and ultimately it goes to the river Ganga.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sheikh Rashid Charitable Foundation, Malegaon V/s Union Of India & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding water pollution in River Malegaon caused on account of unregulated disposal of solid waste and lack of proper sewage system.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Kumar Singhal Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/02/2017 regarding disposal of untreated sewage in river Ganga. According to Keshav Gupta, General Manager of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam more than Rs. 31 crores have already been spent on laying of sewage line and for construction/installation of STPs in the areas of Brijghat and Garhmukteshwar. According to the Joint Inspection Team, Garh drain is the single drain joining river Ganga and carrying the discharge load of 13 MLD.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 10/02/2017 regarding sewage treatment plants (STP) at Garh drain joining Ganga. NGT directs Chief Engineer of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam to show on the next date of hearingt (13 February 2017) what survey was conducted, data prepared in support of DPR and consequently for the STP.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Others dated 25/01/2017 regarding Ganga pollution. NGT observed that by different Orders passed by the Tribunal "we had directed all the stakeholders to put forward their submissions/suggestions in regard to the 30 drains which join river Ganga and which cause all major pollution in Segment-B of Phase-I, but we regretfully note that the assistance provided to the Tribunal in that behalf is far from what is desired."

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