NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains, announces Rs 5,000 fine

The tribunal has also directed the Delhi government and the municipal corporations to immediately take action against industries which operate in residential areas and are a major source of pollution to the river.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:May 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Yamuna pollution, NGT, National Green Tribunal, NGT on Yamuna pollution, Yamuna pollution control, Delhi Jal board, water pollution, indian express news The National Green Tribunal office in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna and announced an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 for those who violated the order. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also constituted a committee headed by Delhi Jal Board CEO to oversee the execution of work pertaining to cleaning of the river and asked it to submit reports at regular intervals.

The Delhi government and the municipal corporations have been directed to immediately take action against industries which operate in residential areas and are a major source of pollution to the river. The green panel noted that almost 67 per cent of the pollution reaching the Yamuna would be treated by the two sewage treatment plants (STP) located at Delhi Gate and Najafgarh under Phase 1 of the ‘Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017’.

The apex green panel had on May 1 ordered inspection of the STPs at Delhi Gate and Okhla with a view to ensure that wastewater was cleaned before it reached the Yamuna. It had sought a report with regard to functioning of these plants.

The tribunal was informed that a total of 14 STP projects are to be constructed to clean wastewater. Of these, seven are to be built by the Delhi Jal Board with its own funds. The directions came as the NGT was hearing a plea on the monitoring of implementation of the ‘Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017’.

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    Ashutosh V Divecha
    May 19, 2017 at 8:26 pm
    कल रात्रि में गांव के चौपाल पर कुछ बुजुर्ग बैठे थे , कह रहे हैं 6000 साल से खुले में शौच करते आये हैं, हमारी आस्था का प्रश्न हैं ,सो हम वहीं करेंगे। कोई तंग करेगा तो सुप्रीम कोर्ट जायेंगे। हमारे वकील कपिल सिब्बल होंगे।
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    laxmikant
    May 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm
    actually open defecation enriches soil by nitrogeneous elements and this is normal ecosytem - NGT wants to destroy natural ecosysytem but let loose fake guru sri sri ravi shankar to destroy yamuna flood plains
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    jackal
    May 19, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    Why on earth will a person capable of paying Rs.5000/- fine will do it in the open. and how are they going to implement this abnoxious rule. Every day facepalm moments.
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    EVM SELECTED FEKU
    May 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    people like triple sri are born to destroy india and indians
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    sushil Ahuja
    May 19, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    Braminical mind वाले Kapil Mishra जैसे मत्रं जपकर Yamuna साफ ना कर पाये तो हमने उनका सफाया करने का संकल्प तभी ले लिया था जब Kapil Mishra ने Yamuna को आरती कर ढोंग रचा था की आरती करके यमुना को साफ कर दिया जाएगा। @GuitarUncle 09871966707
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