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Supreme Court provides relief for deteriorating River Ulhas

DNMUM392679 | 7/18/2017 | Author : Virat A Singh | WC :306 | Nature & Environment



In what is a shot in the arm for NGO Vanashakti battling to save the Ulhas river, the Supreme Court has passed an order staying the final judgement by Bombay High Court (HC), which had provided relief to industries responsible for polluting the river.
In fact, the western Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2015 gave a detailed order asking four local municipal bodies, along with Dombivli Industries Association, an organisation that represented industries in depositing Rs 96 crore for implementation of a scientific programme for cleaning the Ulhas and Waldhuni in an escrow account headed by the Konkan Commissioner. However, these agencies approached the Bombay High Court, and the NGT order was stayed.
The SC order dicta
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