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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluorides in Ground Water, 16/03/2017. State-wise number of fluoride affected habitations ( more than permissible level prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards for drinking water) as reported by the States into Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 10th March, 2017 is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contaminated Drinking Water, 16/03/2017. It is a fact that as per the 23rd report of the Standing Committee of Rural Development, there were 3.42 lakh partially covered habitations (receiving inadequate drinking water) and 59,881 water quality affected habitations as per the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) data as on 17/3/2016. This data is dynamic in nature and as per IMIS data as on 10/3/2017, there are now 3.30 lakh partially covered habitations and 64,094 water quality affected habitations.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cleaning of Ganga and Yamuna River, 16/03/2017. Government has launched Namami Gange Programme.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion on the News item reported in “the Hindu” dated 25.10.2013 about beach at Adyar Estuary with trash, rubble Vs Environment and Forests, Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 15/03/2017 regarding the progress of the Integrated Cooum river Eco Restoration Project.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Dr. Shailendra Kumar Modi Vs. Bhopal Sahkari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution of both air and water being caused by the plant of Bhopal Sahkari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit at Habibganj Railway Station, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Bharat Kumar Jain & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution of Nakki lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

National Green Tribunal directs a team to be constituted which shall submit a report with regard to the various hotels and other institutions existing in Mount Abu with regard to measures taken by them for treatment of sewage including setting up of STP and their out flow from the institution into the Nakki lake.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding cleaning of river Yamuna. In relation to the 14 STPs it is stated that 7 STPs were approved by the Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources and they would be financed by the Namami Gange (NMCG), however, it is clarified that no fresh financial proposal need to be submitted as the work is being executed under the tenders invited already.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amresh Singh Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding dumping of debris from the construction of the road from Udhampur to Banihal in rivers Ravi and Chenab, Jammu & Kashmir. NGT directs NHAI and the State of Jammu & Kashmir to ensure that all the subcontractors are served notice and they appear before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing (26/04/2017).

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-system of Rivers, 14/03/2017. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) along with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) monitors the river water quality across the country through a network of 1275 monitoring stations on various rivers under the National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWQMP). As per the report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in February 2015, 302 polluted river stretches have been identified on 275 rivers based on Bio-chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels, a key indicator of organic pollution.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cleaning of Rivers, 14/03/2017. Pollution abatement of rivers is a continuous and ongoing process. State Governments/ concerned local bodies are responsible for setting up facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage as well as proper disposal of dead bodies for abatement of pollution of rivers. This Ministry has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments in abatement of pollution in identified stretches of various rivers in the country under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

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