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India - Supreme Court Cases - Water and Sanitation

This page includes decisions related to water and sanitation taken by the Supreme Court since the early years after independence. It also includes a few cases dating back to colonial times taken by courts that were then the highest courts of the land.

Note: The use of this page and the documents contained therein is free but acknowledgment of the source (ielrc.org/content/.... - International Environmental Law Research Centre) is compulsory.

     
     
In Re: The Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004 (2016)
 
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Safai Karamchari Andolan v Union of India, 2014
 
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State of NCT of Delhi v Sanjay, 2014
 
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Association for Environment Protection v State of Kerala (2013)
 
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Alaknanda Hydro Power Co. Ltd. v Anuj Joshi & Ors, 2013
 
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Environment and Consumer Protection Foundation v Delhi Administration, 2012
 
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In Re: Networking of Rivers, 2012
 
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Deepak Kumar v. State of Haryana, 2012
 
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State of Himachal Pradesh Vs. Union of India (UOI) and Ors., 2011
 
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Kachchh Jal Sankat Nivaran Samiti and Ors. Vs. State of Gujarat and Anr., 2011
 
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Pepsico India Holding Pvt. Ltd. Vs. State of Maharashtra and Ors., 2011
 
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Delhi Jal Board vs National Campaign for Dignity and Rights of Sewerage and Allied Workers, 2011
 
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Tirupur Dyeing Factory Owners Association V. Noyyal River Ayacutdars Protection Association and others, 2009
 
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Orissa vs. Union of India, 2009
 
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Atma Linga Reddy vs. Union of India, 2008
 
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Kranti v. Union of India, 2007
 
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Intellectuals Forum, Tirupathi v. State of A.P., 2006
 
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Karnataka Industrial Development Board v. C. Kenchappa, 2006
 
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Mrs. Susetha v. State of Tamil Nadu and Ors., 2006
 
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Mullaperiyar Environmental Protection Forum v. Union of India, 2006
 
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State of Tamil Nadu v. Krishnamurthy, 2006
 
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T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union of India, 2006
 
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T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union of India, 2006
 
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Municipal Corporation Chandigarh v. Shantikunj Investment Pvt. Ltd., 2006
 
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Akhil Bharat Gosewa Sangh v. State of A.P., 2006
 
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T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union of India, 2005
 
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State of Haryana v. State of Punjab, 2004
 
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Tekaba AO v. Sakomeren AO, 2004
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Haryana mining case), 2004
 
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State of West Bengal v. Kesoram Industries Ltd., 2004
 
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Mohammad Haroon Ansari v. The District Collecter, Ranga Reddy District, A.P., 2003
 
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N.D. Jayal v. Union of India, 2003
 
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State of M.P. v. Kedia Leather & Liquor Ltd., 2003
 
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Safai Karamchari Andolan v. Union of India (Petition of 2003)
 
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Tulsi Ram v. Mathura Sagar Pan Tatha Krishi, 2002
 
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K.M. Chinnappa and T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union of India, 2002
 
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State of Haryana v. State of Punjab, 2002
 
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B.L. Wadhera v. Union of India, 2002
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Kamal Nath (Span Motels compensation case-II), 2002
 
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Saraswathi v. S. Ganpathy, 2001
 
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State of Karnataka v. State of Andhra Pradesh, 2000
 
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Comdr. Sureshwar D. Sinha v. Union of India, 2000
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Kamal Nath (Span Motels compensation case-I), 2000
 
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Narmada Bachao Andolan v. Union of India, 2000
 
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News Item 'Hindustan Times' A.Q.F.M. Yamuna v. Central Pollution Control Board, 2000
 
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A.P. Pollution Control Board v. Prof. M.V. Nayudu, 2000
 
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Almitra H. Patel vs. Union of India, 2000
 
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Indian Council for Envirolegal Action v. Union of India, 1998
 
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Ram Badan Rai v. Union of India, 1998
 
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D.L.F. Universal Ltd. v. Prof. A. Lakshmisagar, 1998
 
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In Re Bhavani River- Sakhti Sugars Ltd., 1998
 
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Orient Papers and Industries Limited v. Tashildar-Cum-Irrigation Officer, 1998
 
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Animal and Environment Legal Defence Fund v. Union of India, 1997
 
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World Saviours v. Union of India, 1996
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Kamal Nath (Span Motels case), 1996
 
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Bansilal Farms v. Umarani Bose, 1996
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Calcutta tanneries case), 1996
 
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Delhi Water Supply & Sewage Disposal Undertaking v. State of Haryana, 1996
 
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Dr. B.L. Wadhera v. Union of India, 1996
 
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Indian Council for Envirolegal Action v. Union of India, 1996
 
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Shamsuddin Rahman v. Bihari Dass, 1996
 
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Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum v. Union of India, 1996
 
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M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India (Groundwater case), 1996
 
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Vineet Kumar Mathur v. Union of India, 1995
 
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Dr. Ajay Singh Rawat v. Union of India, 1995
 
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Noorulla Ghazanfarulla v. Municipal Board of Aligarh, 1995
 
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Chameli Singh v. State of UP, 1995
 
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Virender Gaur vs. State of Haryana, 1994
 
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State of West Bengal v. Suburban Agriculture Dairy & Fishery Pvt. Ltd., 1993
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Ganga pollution case -I) 1992
 
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In the matter of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, 1991
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Kanpur tanneries case), 1991
 
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Messer Saraswati Sugar Mills v. haryana State Board, 1991
 
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Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Group v. Bombay Suburban Electricity Supply Ltd., 1991
 
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Subhash Kumar v. State of Bihar and others, 1991
 
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State of Tamil Nadu v. State of Karnataka, 1991
 
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Vatticherukuru Village Panchayat v. Nori Venkatarama Deekshithulu, 1991
 
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Tehri Bandh Virodhi Sangarsh Samiti v. State of U.P., 1990
 
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Rajasthan State Electricity Board v. Cess Appellate Committee, 1990
 
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Chettriya Pardushan Mukti Sangharsh Samiti v. State of U.P., 1990
 
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Member-secretary, Andhra Pradesh State Board for Prevention and Control of v. Andhra Pradesh Rayons Ltd., 1988
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Ganga pollution case -II), 1988
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India, 1987
 
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Shriram Foods and Fertiliser case), 1986
 
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Ayyaswami Gounder v. Munnuswami Gounder, 1984
 
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Kasturi Lal Laxmi Reddy v. State of Jammu and Kashmir, 1980
 
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Municipal Council, Ratlam v. Vardichand, 1980
 
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Madan Gopal Bhatnagar v. Smt. Jogya Devi, 1978
 
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State of Maharashtra v. Atma Ram Sadashiv Dongarwar, 1978
 
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Bhagwan Das v. State of U.P., 1976
 
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Lonankutty v. Thomman, 1976
 
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State of West Bengal v. Shebaits of Ishwar Sri Saradia Thakurani, 1971
 
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Shree Raja Kandregula Srinivasa Jagannatha Rao Pantulu Bahadur Garu v. State of Andhra Pradesh, 1969
 
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Karamshi Jethabhai Somayya v. State of Bombay, 1964
 
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Shankar Narayan Ranade v. Union of India, 1963
 
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Patineedi Rudrayya v. Velugubantala Venkayya, 1961
 
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Dhrangadhra Chemical Works Ltd. v. The Dhrangadhra Municipality, 1959
 
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Raja Sri Sailendra Narayan Bhanja Deo v. State of Orissa, 1956
 
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State of Assam v. Keeshab Prasad Singh, 1953
 
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Raja Braja Sundar Deb v. Moni Behara, 1951
 
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Ram Dhan Lal v. Radhe Sham, 1951
 
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Secy. of State v. Sannidhiraju Subbarayudu, 1931
 
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