Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of river Yamuna, 19/05/2017

  • 19/05/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs. Union of India & Others dated 19/05/2017 regarding pollution of river Yamuna generated in the area of Delhi. Tribunal is informed that within a period of one month the civil construction and mechanical work of STPs, sewage and connectivity would start and the same would be completed by May, 2019. NGT compliments the various stakeholders i.e. Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Urban Development, Delhi Development Authority, National Mission for Clean Ganga and Delhi Jal Board along with NCT, Delhi who have come together and made efforts to ensure commencement of this work, though it has taken more than 2 years to finalize and commence execution of the project.

NGT directs that no waste of any kind and open defecation will be permitted in around in any water body and on the flood plain of river Yamuna. The authorities including police would take stringent action against the defaulting persons and every defaulter would be liable to pay environmental compensation of Rs. 5,000/- per incident in addition to liability on such person that may accrue under any other laws which was invoked by the concerned authorities.

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