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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Abhay Jain Vs. Collector, District Shivpuri & Others dated 30/01/2017 regarding pollution and encroachment of water bodies in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission Vs. Chief Secretary, Govt. Of Uttarakhand & Others dated 27/01/2017 regarding pollution of river Kausi and Ganga, Uttarakhand. Counsel appearing for the State of Uttarakhand would take clear instructions in relation to allocation/allotment of the land for the purposes of establishment of the STPs and Municipal Solid Waste sites.

The input of mercury (Hg) to ecosystems is estimated to have increased two- to fivefold during the industrial era, and Hg accumulates in aquatic biota as neurotoxic methylmercury (MeHg). Escalating anthropogenic land use and climate change are expected to alter the input rates of terrestrial natural organic matter (NOM) and nutrients to aquatic ecosystems. For example, climate change has been projected to induce 10 to 50% runoff increases for large coastal regions globally. A major knowledge gap is the potential effects on MeHg exposure to biota following these ecosystem changes.

One third of what Bengaluru now is actually the catchment area of Vrishabhavathi river, which flows southwest for about 50 km before joining Arkavathi river.

The National Green Tribunal has decided to hear a PIL filed in 1985 on the cleaning of river Ganga, which was transferred from the Supreme Court, on a day-to-day basis from February 6.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Others dated 25/01/2017 regarding Ganga pollution. NGT observed that by different Orders passed by the Tribunal "we had directed all the stakeholders to put forward their submissions/suggestions in regard to the 30 drains which join river Ganga and which cause all major pollution in Segment-B of Phase-I, but we regretfully note that the assistance provided to the Tribunal in that behalf is far from what is desired."

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 18/01/2017 regarding pollution of Santragachi Jheel, Howrah, West Bengal. Howrah Municipal Corporation shall continue with the task of cleaning the Jheel with the aid and assistance of the Department of Forest. NGT finds the affidavit of Deptt. of Environment woefully short of the court's expectations and said that "expression of inability to declare the Santragachi Jheel area as ‘silence zone’ relying upon the notification issued by the MOEF, Govt.

'Polluted water from Thumbe dam may cause fatal diseases'

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Y.N.Pandey vs. The Collector, Jagdalpur & Others dated 12/01/2017 regarding water pollution threat to Dalpatsagar Lake in Jagdalpur, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh.

SC is clearly displeased with casual response from states.

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