Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs. State of Karnataka And D. Kupendra Reddy Vs. State of Karnataka & Others dated 27/11/2017 regarding cleaning up of Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. Court directs the State of Karnataka to issue notice to all the builders who had constructed flats near Bellandur Lake without constructing sewage treatment plants (STP).
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.
A document on `characterization, waste management practices & best available pollution control technologies in slaughter houses’ has been prepared by CPCB in consultation with Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai.