Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding Baitarani river and its use of water by industries, 05/08/2014

  • 05/08/2014

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Murli Manohar Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2014 regarding the use of water of Baitarani River (which originates from Guptaganga hills in Keonjhar District of Odisha) by industries. According to the applicant, Baitarani is the only robust source of water in the district, providing 95% of drainage of the district and the lifeline of the people, land and its ecology.