Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding revival of water bodies in Delhi, 27/11/2018

  • 27/11/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/11/2018 regarding revival of water bodies by Delhi Jal Board.

The Court has been informed that even though 1011 water bodies have been identified in Delhi, steps have apparently been taken to prepare an action plan for rejuvenation of 201 water bodies. It is further stated that with regard to pilot project in Rajokri and Gogha villages, the details have not been given, including when the pilot project was initiated and when it is likely to be completed. A report indicating all time-lines in this regard must be made available to the Amicus Curiae Supreme Court ordered. Supreme Court directs Delhi Jal Board to file an affidavit stating the steps taken so that sewage and drainage do not destroy the existing water bodies.

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