India's flagship programme, National Mission for Clean Ganga or Namami Gange was felicitated with the coveted 'Public Water Agency of the Year' award at the Global Water Summit here on April 9.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Municipal Corporation, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation Vs Vanashakti Public Trust & Others dated 10/04/2019 regarding steps to control Ulhas and Waldhuni river pollution.

A large percentage of urban Indians rely on on-site sanitation systems for managing their Faecal waste, in absence of public sewers. With an increase in the number of toilets due to initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Mission, the issue of Faecal Sludge Management (‘FSM’) becomes increasingly important.

Issues Apr 10 deadline for disposal of effluents; erring officials to face action

Was told to pay Rs 50 crore, act against erring officials

The report is based on the utilization wastes like bottom ash from waste to Energy Plants, sludge from STPs/CETPs and drain silt for development of building products like paving blocks and bricks by cold process. The paver blocks and cement bricks have been developed and tested as per Indian standard using OPC as a binding material.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suresh Banarasilal Jaipuria Vs M/s. SMS Paryavaran Ltd. & Others dated 27/02/2019 regarding laying of the sewerage network and establishment of STP in Shegaon, District Buldana, Maharashtra. It has been alleged that certain mandatory requirements prescribed in the contract agreement have not been carried out, the most significant one being the leakage test of the network and the STP.

A new pipeline from Hydernagar is being connected to the Meedhikunta Lake polluting the lake further.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sajjan Sodani Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 21/02/2019 regarding encroachments on Kothari river near Bhilwara, Rajasthan and dumping of domestic, industrial and other waste, including bio-medical waste allegedly dumped by Keshav Hospital, Bhilwara. NGT had directed the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) and the District Magistrate, Bhilwara to look into the matter and furnish a report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/02/2019 regarding establishment and functioning of ETPs/CETPs/STPs.

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