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River activists here have demanded urgent steps to save the Yamuna, which is slowly dying due to pollution and lack of water.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/07/2019 regarding extension of time for upgradation of CETP at Unnao and Banthar, Uttar Pradesh granted in the order of July 13, 2017 wherein two years time was stipulated for the project.

The NGT order said Rs 10 crore performance guarantee deposited by the Delhi, Haryana and UP governments each, and Rs 50 lakh by DPCC “may have to be forfeited” for not implementing its directions.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards, monitors the water quality of rivers.

Bengaluru Urban district administration recently identified 93 villages, where residents are suffering from fluorosis, once again bringing to the fore the issue of unsafe drinking water.

The industrial waste discharged into tanks in L Kota contaminates the water bodies.

Earlier this month, the beach saw massive deposits of tar balls between July 5 and 6.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ground Water Pollution, 18/07/2019. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) generates ground water quality data of the country on a regional scale as part of its ground water quality monitoring program. State-wise details of contamination of ground water are given at Annexure.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Alavikutty Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 17/07/2019 regarding pollution of River Thirur Ponnai, Malappuram District, Kerala. NGT accepts the action plan for mitigation of pollution filed by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board and directs implementation with strict adherence to the time line and cost projected in the report.

Palau signed the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement here, lauding India for its efforts in promoting sustainable development projects through South-South cooperation.

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