Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waste water being discharged from an STP plant at Barwala, Hisar, Haryana, 21/01/2020

  • 21/01/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhwanti Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 21/01/2020 regarding waste water being discharged from the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Barwala, into the land of the applicant and other adjoining lands, resulting in damage to the crops, contaminating groundwater, death of the livestock and loss of soil fertility.

Report furnished by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HPCB) acknowledged deficiencies in working of the STP and that the agriculture field of the complainant was flooded with discharge of STP water. The HPCB report also pointed out that the sewage treatment plant was installed in a low lying area and there was no drainage arrangement for disposal of treated water. The NGT directed that remedial action be taken keeping in mind the recommendations proposed in the HPCB report and a compliance report filed within one month by the PCB.