DEHRADUN: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given stringent direction to the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) to stop dumping muck generated from construction in the 444-MW Vishnugad Peep

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Kumar Singhal Vs. Union of India & Others dated 15/02/2017 regarding untreated sewage dumped in river Ganga.

Indian cities are expanding with the increase in population and economic activities. Identification of landfill site in such cities has become a challenging issue for the municipalities. Non-existence of proper land use plan of Urban Authorities has aggravated the situation further leading to failure in solid waste management.

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.

KOLKATA: The East Kolkata Wetlands Bill, which is likely to be placed in the assembly this week, makes the state environment minister the chairperson of the East Kolkata Wetlands Development Author

Githurai — A herd of camels have become a low-carbon food waste recycling system in a Nairobi market - and they produce milk

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Waste, 08/02/2017. The details of the total no. of Mission cities in each State, funds allocated & released towards Solid Waste Management and sanitation component for various States during 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 under SBM are at Annexure-I. Similarly, under AMRUT, the Centre approves the State Annual Action Plan (SAAPs) submitted by the States. The Centre has approved the SAAP of 2015-16 & 2016-17 of all State/UTs and also approved the 3rd and final SAAP of some States.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission Vs. Chief Secretary, Govt. Of Uttarakhand & Others dated 27/01/2017 regarding pollution of river Kausi and Ganga, Uttarakhand. Counsel appearing for the State of Uttarakhand would take clear instructions in relation to allocation/allotment of the land for the purposes of establishment of the STPs and Municipal Solid Waste sites.

The draft guidelines for pre-processing and co-processing of hazardous and other wastes in cement plants as per Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2016 has been prepared by CPCB.

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."