Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding open defecation and waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains, 23/05/2017

  • 23/05/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Samir Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 23/05/2017 regarding open defecation and waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains.

  • NGT directs that the Central Pollution Control Board and the various State Boards in consultation with the Municipal Corporations and the Local Authorities to identify the villages near the industrial clusters or even otherwise, where in pursuit of corporate social responsibility, the industries paying environmental compensation are directed to construct toilets which are in villages nearby and locality specific.
  • NGT also directs the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation to submit list of the unauthorized colonies where there is shortage of toilets and people are indulging in open defecation. They will identify places particularly adjacent to railway tracks and flood plains of river Yamuna where such toilets can be provided to ensure that there is no open defecation in these areas.