Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Sai river pollution, Uttar Pradesh, 02/01/2020
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of T.S. Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 02/01/2020 regarding prevention of discharge of untreated sewage into Sai River at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
Report filed by the Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (UPSPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam mentioned that STP of 8.95 MLD capacity was found to be non-operational and sewage was directly discharged into river Sai. Further, the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam, Pratapgarh has informed the committee that "the work of sewer laying etc. cannot be started timely because the funds released for construction was not equivalent to sanctioned amount, and the tender for construction was cancelled six times by competent authority due to different reasons."
The NGT directs action to be taken in the case keeping in mind the directions passed by the Tribunal in related cases and a compliance report furnished by February 28, 2020.