NGT allows expansion of 2 DU colleges

The counsel for Hindu College told NGT that the college would have a “zero-discharge” policy.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 11, 2014 2:26 am

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday revoked the stay on the expansion plans of Hindu College and the construction of a new building at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

The order came after the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) informed the bench that both projects do not fall under the area of industrial clusters and that the Environmental Clearance (EC) accorded to them was legal.

The NGT, while dismissing the petition, said the petitioner had failed to demonstrate any environmental hazard likely to result due to the two projects.

The counsel for Hindu College told NGT that the college would have a “zero-discharge” policy. It also said the college had set up sewerage treatment plants and that waste water, from the old building and new block that is presently under construction, will be recycled.
“We see no reason to interfere in the grant of EC and carrying of these projects…,” the bench said.

The bench also directed DPCC and State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) to ensure that the projects are not permitted to operate till the conditions imposed on them are fully complied with.

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