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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tapesh Bhardwaj Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/07/2017 regarding dumping of garbage on the river bed of River Yamuna by Mathura Cantonment Board, Uttar Pradesh.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on River Pollution, 18/07/2017. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with the State Pollution Control Boards 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. As per the report published by 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.

Untreated chemical effluents from various industries are released into River Ulhas

In a significant order seeking a fundamental change in strategy in cleaning the river Ganga, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed that 100 meters from the edge of Ganga between Haridwar

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Versus Union of India & Others dated 13/07/2017 regarding Ganga river pollution. NGT notes that GAP I and GAP II has failed to yield the required results and on the contrary there has been tremendous increase in the industrial and sewage pollution load in river Ganga and its tributaries.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Indian Council for Enviro- Legal Action (ICELA) Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 12/07/2017 regarding regarding thermal power plants located in the basin area of river Ganga discharging effluents into river Ganga, Uttar Pradesh. NGT directs MoEF and CPCB to conduct a joint inspection of the thermal power plant at Panki, Kanpur and submit a detailed report to the Tribunal.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with basic minimum service level of 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

A bench headed by NGT chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar warned that in case of default, each of the states would be liable to pay an amount of Rs 50,000.

Constitutes 100 teams to check pollution in units

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