Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal covering of a pond, Khutehi, district Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, 09/03/2021

  • 09/03/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shiv Singh & Others Vs Alp Aya Warg Grah Nirman Sahkari Sanstha & Others dated 09/03/2021.

Grievance in the application was against illegal covering of a pond at Khutehi, district Rewa, Madhya Pradesh by Alp Aya Warg Grah Nirman Sahkari Sanstha.

The NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Sheo Kumar Singh said that the issue of protection of water bodies was dealt by the NGT through its order November 18, 2020. According to the order all the states/UTs should designate a nodal agency for restoration of water bodies and it must be under the oversight of the Chief Secretaries - to take stock of the situation and plan further steps, including directions to district authorities for further course of action up to panchayat levels and to evolve further monitoring mechanism as well as grievance redressal mechanism (GRM).

Thus, the Tribunal directed that a copy of the application, along with a copy of the November 18, 2020 be forwarded to the district magistrate, Rewa - so that the application could be deal with in accordance with law.