Following is the chronology of events leading to the National Green Tribunal today passing a slew of directions to rejuvenate River Ganga, declaring as 'No-Development Zone' an area of 100 metres from the edge of the river between Haridwar and Unnao. *Oct 2014: SC transfers the Ganga cleaning case with regards to industrial pollution to NGT. *May 2015: Centre approves an outlay of Rs 20,000 crore for Clean Ganga project. *Dec 11: NGT imposes complete ban on use of plastic of any kind from Gomukh to Haridwar along Ganga from February 1. *Jan 4, 2016: NGT directs the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to take a clear stand on a mechanism to clean the river from Haridwar to Kanpur. *Jan 12: NGT asks the Centre not to release funds without its approval due to the lackadaisical approach of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand officials in enumerating reasons for pollution in Ganga. *Jan 15: NGT asks UP, U'khand governments to identify seriously polluting industries located on the banks of Ganga. *Jan 1: NGT asks UP to apprise public about proceedings as it may order shifting of polluting industrial units located on the banks of Ganga. *Feb 10: NGT appoints a committee to look into grossly polluting industries located along the banks of Ganga. *Mar 21: NGT seeks complete data on sewage discharged in Ganga. *Apr 5: 1070 polluting units discharge effluents in Ganga in UP, UPPCB tells NGT. *Jul 26: NGT seeks expenditure details of Rs 20k cr from National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG). Sep 15: Ganga water has heavy metal, pesticide traces, CPCB tells NGT. *Sep 30: Almost 10 million litres of untreated waste water is being directly pumped into Ganga every day only in Mirzapur from five big drains, NGT informed *Oct 18: NGT bars UP govt from spending on projects along Ganga. *Oct 19:NGT forms panel to check sewage joining Ganga through drains. *Nov 21: NGT flays UP govt over tanneries, says can't behave like king. *Dec 1: Consortium of seven IITs tells NGT that multiplicity of authorities, lack of assistance from state governments and dearth of monitoring has led to the failure of cleaning Ganga. *Dec 5: UP govt headed by Akhilesh Yadav tells NGT that it was impossible to shift tanneries from Kanpur. *Jan 24, 2017: Supreme Court transfers PIL on cleaning of river Ganga, pending for over a decade, to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) which is hearing the matter since 2014. *Feb 6: Public money wasted, not a drop of Ganga cleaned, says NGT. *Apr: Yogi Adityanath govt favours shifting of Kanpur tanneries, tells NGT that all the sources which pollute Ganga should be treated on the basis of definite data. *Apr 26: NGT orders closure of 13 industries violating pollution norms. *May 31: NGT reserves verdict on Phase-II of river Ganga. *July 13: NGT raps authorities for spending over Rs 7,000 crore in two years to clean the Ganga as it bans all construction activity within 100 metres of the river edge.
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