Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of Ramgarh Lake and Rapti River, Gorakhpur, 22/12/2014
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Meera Shukla Vs. Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur & Ors. dated 22/12/2014 regarding discharge of sewage in the Ramgarh Lake and Rapti River, Gorakhpur. The Tribunal noted that the ratio of discharge of sewage in the Ramgarh Lake and Rapti River is approximately 40% and 60% respectively. It is also stated that the said rivers ultimately join with river Ganga and therefore the pollution caused by this discharge of sewerage untreated will be definitely causing environmental disaster to river Ganga.