Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding untreated sewage being thrown in open drains at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 15/04/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of H.K. Kansal, President, Avantika Residents Welfare Association Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 15/04/2019 regarding remedial action against untreated sewage being thrown in open drains at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Affidavit filed by the Municipal Corporation, Ghaziabad has admitted that untreated sewage was flowing in open drains. On directions of the Commissioner- Meerut Division, the Developer M/s Ansal Housing and Construction Limited was asked to set up STP, failing which a sum of Rs. 1 crore was to be recovered from the said company. The Municipal Corporation has written letters to the Developer and after order from the Tribunal, letter was written to the Developer to deposit the amount of Rs. 8.27 crores with the Nagar Nigam for STP.
NGT expresses its displeasure at the "total failure of responsibility by the Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board as well as Municipal Corporation, Ghaziabad" and said mere issuance of notice is not an end of responsibility when damage to environment is continuing without effective preventive and punitive action. NGT directs the Additional Municipal Commissioner, Ghaziabad to remain present in person and show cause why he should not be proceeded against for failure unless appropriate further action is taken and report filed before the next date.