Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding untreated sewage contaminating underground water, Faridabad, Haryana, 16/05/2019

  • 16/05/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Awasiya Jan Kalyan Samiti Vs State of Haryana dated 16/05/2019 regarding discharge of untreated sewage causing contamination of underground water and adversely affecting the public health in Sector - 48, Faridabad.

A report submitted by the CPCB says that untreated waste water from Badkal village as well as from drainage system of Sainik Colony near Sectors 48-49, Faridabad was being disposed of into the open and sewer line was chocked. Cleaning of sewage network has not been done for a long time and solid waste and demolition waste was also being dumped on the open land. Accountability was of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

NGT wants a report detailing the damages to be recovered, identification of the polluters and the erring officers from whom compensation for the damage to the environment and cost of restoration is to be recovered.