Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation Vs Vanashakti Public Trust & Others dated 13/02/2018 regarding pollution of Ulhas river as well as Walduni river, Ulhasnagar, Thane District, Maharashtra. It is submitted by the counsel for Vanashakti Public Trust that NEERI has given a proposal in February, 2017 with regard to certain short term measures for reducing pollution levels in the area. Supreme Court directs Additional Solicitor General to inform the Court on the status of the proposal given by NEERI.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation Vs Vanashakti Public Trust & Others dated 14/11/2017 regarding sewage treatment and for bringing Ulhas and Walduni rivers to their natural state. It has also been brought to our notice that there are more than 500 jeans washing units that are discharging effluents into the rivers. It is stated that show cause notices have been issued to all of them. Court directs an affidavit to be filed in this regard.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/05/2017 regarding industries operating in the critically polluted area situated at Additional Ambernath, Dombivli Phase-I and Phase – II wherein the Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) are found to be not performing upto the standards and do not have adequate hydraulic load capacities and discharging untreated effluent into the River Ulhas.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Central Pollution Control Board In Vanashakti Public Trust & Others Vs. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/09/2016 regarding environmental pollution caused in the riverine system of Ulhas River in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The sources of environmental pollution were identified as untreated sewage and industrial effluents passing in riverine system of Ulhas River.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in its affidavit filed to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the matter of Ulhas river pollution has stated that four out of five CETPs in Dombivli-Ambe

Mumbai: Against odds, the Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers look set to be cleaned up.

Kulgaon-Badlapur, Ambernath municipal councils told to deposit Rs 5 cr each.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 2 July 2015, ordered CPCB to ensure that Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) takes stringent action against polluting industries along Ulhas river and also asked Dombivili CETP, Ambernath CETP , Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation and Dombivali Corporation to deposit 70 crores with the Konkan District Commissioner for restoration and restitution measures.Read full text of this judgement.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been directed to take action against effluent-spewing industries along Ulhas river, if the state pollution control board fails to act.

From ancient times rivers have been a source of pure drinking water and the civilizations flourished around these water bodies.

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