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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item appearing in The Hindu dated 21.12.2023 titled “6 dead, 1000 infected in suspected cholera outbreak in Rourkela dated 22/12/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nizamuddin West Association Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/12/2023.

The matter related to the foul smell emitted from the drain flowing on the backside of houses of Greater Kailash, Delhi. The Kushak drain is open near the backside of their houses. The Kushak drain is part of the Barapullah Drain. The Barapullah storm water drain outfalls into the river Yamuna.

As per the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) report there are three main causes of the emitting of foul smell from the open area of drain. They are

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Durga Prasad Yadav & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 22/12/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kamal Saxena Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 21/12/2023.

Report filed by the Wetland Authority of India regarding the remedial action taken to ensure rejuvenation of the Najafgarh Jheel (lake) situated on the Delhi-Gurgaon border.

The water body falls partly in NCT of Delhi and partly in Haryana. The monitoring of water quality is being done on a quarterly basis by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

Due to coordinated action taken by the various concerned departments, water quality of river Yamuna has improved in the period of January 2023 to December 2023 in comparison to the corresponding months in the period of January 2022 to December 2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tushar Goswami Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/12/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Hari Mohan Mishra Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 14/12/2023.

Interim report by the Environment Department, Haryana in EA No. 35 of 2023 in OA No 673 of 2018 'News item published in the Hindu authored by shri Jacob Koshy titled more river stretches are now critically polluted: CPCB'.

The state of Haryana is regularly submitting the monthly progress report regarding river Yamuna and Ghaggar action plans to National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti. A lot of progress has been made regarding sewage and effluent treatment capacity in the state. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Avtar Singh & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 08/12/2023.

The original application under Section 14 and 15 of National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 has been registered, considering the grievance that Jargari drain constructed by the villagers, crosses under the First Patiala Feeder Canal and outfalls into the Lassara drain and that Lassara, which is an interstate drain, has no outfall and it has become a pond.

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