The green court was dealing with the issue of contaminated water bodies and ground water, specially Ramgarh Lake, Rapti and Rohani Rivers in and around Gorakhpur.
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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 120 crore as fine for environmental violations, including improper solid waste management and discharge of sewage into rivers in Gorakhpur district.
The principal bench of NGT headed by its chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted the liability of the state for discharge of 55 MLD sewage into rivers at Gorakhpur at Rs 110 crores. The green court was dealing with the issue of contaminated water bodies and ground water, specially Ramgarh Lake, Rapti and Rohani Rivers in and around Gorakhpur.
According to the applicant, contaminated water results in EnteroVirus which is brain fever, similar to Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome. It is to be noted that Gorakhpur has a history of death of hundreds of children at BRD Medical College, though majority of patients may come from different parts of eastern UP and Bihar outside Gorakhpur.</p
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