Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal dumping of construction material in Banganga river in village Sikandra, Dausa district, Rajasthan, 31/05/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Village Sikandara Vs State of Rajasthan dated 31/05/2019 regarding illegal dumping of construction material in Banganga river in Village Sikandra, Tehsil Sikrai, District Dausa, Rajasthan, obstructing the flow of the river. The Rajasthan Pollution Control Board submitted a report stating that illegal polluting activities were being carried out. Stone cutting waste and slurry were being generated and dumped into the river which has not been cleared. The Tribunal had directed the District Collector, Dausa and the Member Secretary state PCB to take action under the provisions of the Air Act 1981 and the Water Act 1974 to stop polluting activities, prosecute the polluters and recover compensation for damage caused to the environment.
The NGT while expressing its dissatisfaction at the action taken report submitted said it was hardly sufficient to meet the mandate of law and directed the District Collecttor, Dausa and the Member Secretary, State PCB to remain present in person along with compliance report and explanation for their inaction in the matter at the next date of hearing.