Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding treatment of sewage and effluents in District Fazillka, Punjab, 17/12/2019

  • 17/12/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikram Ahuja Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 17/12/2019 regarding treatment of sewage and effluents in District Fazillka and adjoining Districts. According to the applicant, large scale discharge of untreated effluents was taking place in the drains resulting in contamination of ground water and affecting public health.

Report filed by a joint Committee comprising of District Magistrate, Fazillka, Punjab State Pollution Control Board, Director Local Bodies, Punjab and Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board was that steps are being taken to set up STPs, ETPs and CETPs in the area. It was further stated that part of pollution was on account of old Fazillka drain flowing from Pakistan. Detailed study has to be undertaken with regard to water quality. The water quality was found to be of Class - E or even worst.

In view of the above, the NGT directed further remedial measures to be taken and progress report filed by April 22, 2020. Monitoring Committee headed by Justice Jasbir Singh has been asked to look into the matter.