Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated sewage in the irrigation canal, village Kondli, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 19/02/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Abhisht Kusum Gupta Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 19/02/2019 regarding discharge of untreated sewage in the irrigation canal near Sector 137, Noida at village Kondli, in violation of the provisions of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. The Tribunal had asked Noida Authority and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to furnish a joint report in the matter. The report which was submitted shows that the drain is originating from Kondli village in Delhi and other drains are also connected to the said drain. Kondli drain carries polluted effluents from Delhi and thereafter joins river Yamuna at Noida, Sector 168. Sewage is also being dumped into the drain in Sector 137, Noida. It was found that the water quality was not up to the standards.
NGT directs the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), DPCC, DJB, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Noida Authority and UPPCB to have a joint meeting within one month and to prepare an action plan in respect of action in respective States to check the water pollution which may also include action to be taken for prohibiting the discharge of effluents, for prosecuting the polluters and recovering the compensation for the damage being caused to the environment.