5 judgments found.

Siromani Mittasala v. President, Brindavanam Colony

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Andhra Pradesh
Citation: 2002 (1) ALD 136; 2002 (2) ALT 356
Health Topics: Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Brindavan Colony was draining untreated sewage into the municipal underground pipeline and the Papireddy tank, which tank supplied water to the residents of Kavali. The Kavali municipality had failed to provide a proper drainage system, resulting in polluted water and the outbreak of mosquito-born epidemics. There was a nearby water supply scheme being built which, …Read more

Tags: Drinking water, Malaria, Pollution, Sewage, Waste management, Water-borne disease
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Bulankulama and six others v. The Secretary, Ministry of Industrial Development and seven others

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: SC Application No 884/99 (FR), unreported
Health Topics: Environmental health, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right of access to information, Right to a clean environment, Right to development, Right to work, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

The respondents entered into a draft agreement with a leading US mining company for the exploration of phosphate deposits in Eppawela, an agriculturally developed area of great historical importance and archaeological value. The proposed area of exploration was described as land ‘initially covering 56 square kilometers’. The petitioners, residents of Eppawela, started proceedings in the …Read more

Tags: Environmental degradation, Forced displacement, Industrial waste, Malaria, Pollution
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S.K. Garg v. State of Uttar Pradesh and Others

Country: India
Year: 1998
Court: High Court - Allahabad
Citation: 1999 (1) AWC 847
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The Petitioner, S.K. Garg, filed a writ petition in the Allahabad High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India (original writ jurisdiction of High Courts). The petition brought to the Court’s attention the appalling and unhygienic condition of Government hospitals in the city of Allahabad. It was alleged that indigent patients had been …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Diet, Essential medicines, Indigent, Malaria, Malnutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Public hospitals, Sewage, Underprivileged
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M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Kanpur Tanneries)

Country: India
Year: 1988
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 1988 AIR 1115; 1988 SCR (2) 530; 1988 SCC (1) 471; JT 1988 (1) 69
Health Topics: Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Due to discharge of untreated effluents in the Ganga river, the water of the river was rendered unsafe for drinking, fishing and bathing purposes, essentially creating a public nuisance. In M.C. Mehta v. Union of India & ors., ((1987) 4 S.C.C. 463), the Court had held the city municipality, Kanpur Nagar Mahapalika (Mahapalika), responsible for …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Biosafety, Cleanliness, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Malaria, Pollution, Sewage, Typhoid, Waste management
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Municipal Council, Ratlam v. Vardichan and Ors

Country: India
Year: 1980
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 1980 AIR 1622; 1981 SCR (1) 97; 1980 SCC (4) 162
Health Topics: Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Both the prosperous and poor people of New Road, Ratlam were victims of extremely inadequate basic public sanitation facilities, fluid discharge of a local alcohol plant and overflow of storm water to the street. This resulted in various types of septic fluids flowing openly and constantly in the street, and consequently the street’s sanitation was …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Cleanliness, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Malaria, Pollution, Poor, Sewage, Underprivileged, Waste management
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