Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waterbody encroachment, Kolkata, adjacent to Science City, 06/09/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subrata Bhattacharya Vs Directorate of Mines and Minerals & Others dated 06/09/2022.
The NGT directed a committee to look into the matter of waterbody encroachment, Kolkata, adjacent to Science City.
The area falls within the buffer zone of the East Calcutta wetland. It is alleged that several temporary bamboo structures with wooden platforms in the form of mesh have been put up on the water-body where various social events and functions are organized and held regularly.
The Committee was asked to examine the question as to whether putting up large scale of bamboo mesh in the water-body would be deleterious and harmful to the aquatic flora and fauna of the lake in question and whether such kind of construction in the water-body would be deleterious and harmful to the quality of water in the water-body in question.