The bench earlier ordered the presence of the HMDA commissioner to explain the steps taken to prevent the flow of sewerage into the lake.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Nityanand Mishra Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 12/09/2017 regarding discharge of untreated waste water and sewage into the river Mandakini.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vishwa Vijay Singh Vs. U.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 25/08/2017 regarding pollution of water resources in district Gorakhpur and Balia, Uttar Pradesh due to discharge of sewage and industrial effluent. NGT directs the State Government of Uttar Pradesh to file complete and comprehensive affidavit and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board should also file its report in relation to the above within two weeks.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Kalinga Nagar Residents Welfare Association Vs Ministry of Urban Development & Housing, Govt. of Odisha & Others dated 24/08/2017 regarding sanitation and solid waste problems faced by residents of Kalinga Nagar-8, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is alleged that the solid waste management of the respondent Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was inept as solid wastes are dumped in the open space in the residential area of KN-8 contributing further to the pollution of the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of D. Kupendra Reddy Vs. State of Karnataka & Others dated 22/08/2017 regarding dumping of sewage in Bellandur lake, Karnataka. Counsel appearing for the State of Karnataka submits that he would place before the Tribunal a complete action plan, particularly in relation to:

1. Removal of silt from the lake

2. Treatment of the sewage which is going into the lake, untreated or partially treated

3. Establishment of STPs by all the residential complexes around/near the lake.

Environment scientist and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru professor T V Ramachandra has said that Bengaluru has turned into a ‘dead city’ and Mysuru should not go the Bengaluru way.

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

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