Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017)
Kanpur municipality case and control of river water pollution
Author(s): Arup Poddar
Abstract: River water pollution, in India, is a serious problem and affects human health. Under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 the state governments have the power of controlling water pollution. Most of the River water pollution happens when the unplanned cities and towns are established at the bank of Rivers. Kanpur is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is established at the bank of River Ganga. Kanpur tanneries are the best example of causing enormous River water pollution. However, the municipal authorities of the Kanpur city also did not pay maximum attention to ensure that River Ganga should be pollution free. The present article endeavours to examine the judgement delivered by the honourable Supreme Court not only to raise the scope of local authorities that how their activity should be environment friendly, but also the environmental legislation to control the River water pollution.