This paper analyzes the impact of a project intended to provide safe, sustainable, and inclusive drinking water to over 1.65 million people in West Bengal’s Bankura, North and South 24 Parganas, and Purba Medinipur districts. Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental right of people.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bengal Brick Field Owner’s Association Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board dated 05/11/2020.

The NGT in its order of August 6, 2020 had directed the CPCB and the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) to carry out a carrying capacity study in the state with specific preference to areas where the brick fields are concentrated within a period of three months. But the report has not yet been filed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramchandra Mardi & Others Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 01/10/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash Datta vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 04/09/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tapan Kanti Bera Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 04/09/2020.

The matter related to illegal operation of a brick kilns in village Khamarchak, district Purba Medinipur, West Bengal in violation of the directions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) dated June 27, 2017. All brick kilns were directed to convert to induced draft brick kiln (zig-zag brick setting). It was stated that the brick kiln had given a false impression that it had closed down, when actually it was not.

In West Bengal, ground water level monitoring is being carried out by Central Ground Water Board, Eastern Region from 1500 Ground Water Monitoring Wells covering all districts of West Bengal encompassing various hydrogeological and agro-climatic zones during the month of April, 2019, August, 2019, November, 2019 and January, 2020.

Updated status report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board before the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others in Original Application No. 200/2014.

Affidavit on behalf of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) in the matter of Suryaprakash Rawat Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 06/11/2019. The issue relates to pollution by M/s Saraf Silicates located at Nimakalali Road, village and P.O. Barakar, P.S. Kulti, District Paschim Bardhaman, Pin - 713324.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ranjan Sarkar & Others Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 11/06/2020. The matter relates to environmental degradation of a doba (water body/lake) under Sarbasukha Mouza in the district of Paschim Medinipur that was being filled up illegally without having statutory clearances.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dhruba Das Gupta & Others Vs Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 05/06/2020 regarding encroachment of the East Kolkata Wetlands and operation of illegal industries within the area without the necessary statutory clearances.

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