Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding steps to control Ulhas and Waldhuni river pollution, Maharashtra, 10/04/2019

  • 10/04/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Municipal Corporation, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation Vs Vanashakti Public Trust & Others dated 10/04/2019 regarding steps to control Ulhas and Waldhuni river pollution.

A status report has been filed by Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation which shows that while the construction of the STPs at Shantinagar and Vadole is proceeding, there has been no progress at all in the construction at Khadegolavali. Also the work of diverting the sewage from Ambikanagar is tardy. SC says all these aspects must be dealt with on priority.

SC directs the Secretary in the Department of Environment of the Government of Maharashtra to hold fortnightly meetings with the Commissioner of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation and with the Commissioners of the other municipal corporations and authorities, on whose part steps are required to be taken to ensure the setting up of facilities for treatment of sewage and the Apex Court duly apprised at the next date of hearing (17 July 2019).