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NGT Orders Probe Against Illegal Dumping of Sewage in Delhi

April 26, 2022
Illegal Dumping of Sewage
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The National Green Tribunal has expressed concern over illegal sewer dumping in South Delhi and has constituted a committee to take stock of the situation and has asked for an appropriate follow-up mechanism to prevent such incidents.

The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice AK Goel said the problem has also been acknowledged by Delhi’s pollution control board and judicial authorities need to act on it.

“There appears to be serious failure to monitor compliance of Delhi Water Board Septage Management Regulation, 2018 by DJB. There is a need to review the current mechanism and evolve a more effective system to prevent such incidents,” the bench said.

The green panel constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Justice SP. Gorg, a former judge of the Delhi High Court, as well as chief engineer appointed by the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Delhi Jal Board.

The green panel constituted a committee headed by Justice S.P. Garg, former Judge, Delhi High Court with nominees of the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, and Chief Engineer, Delhi Jal Board.

“The committee may meet within two weeks to take stock of the situation in the light of the above observations. It may undertake a visit to such sites as may be found appropriate and devise appropriate monitoring mechanisms to prevent such incidents.

“It may coordinate with the stakeholders and any other department or institution. It may give its report within three months by e-mail,” the bench said.

The court was hearing a statement filed by Shamsher Singh, a resident of the town, alleging that unauthorized trucks/vehicles are polluting the road and taking out the garbage and causing damage to the environment. The complaint has specified locations at Chandan Hola Main Road Bus Stand near Pulliya, Gadaipur Bandh Road, DLF, Vasant Kunj Farm House, Delhi.