Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding prevention and control of pollution and rejuvenation of river Ganga, 17/04/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 17/04/2017 regarding prevention and control of pollution and rejuvenation of river Ganga particularly in Segment `B’ of Phase-I.
Counsel appearing for Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board submits that there should be specific directions by the Tribunal in relation to the Societies, Builders, Developers and even the State Colonies which are being developed in different areas, particularly near and closer to rivers, should have their own STP which will treat the sewage and other waste to the prescribed standards. There should be complete mechanism for dealing with the municipal solid waste, recycling of treated water and strict adherence to pollution control norms wherever applicable.
NGT directs MoEF, the MoWR and the Central Pollution Control Board to inform the Tribunal in relation to minimum environmental flow of river Ganga in Segment `B’ and the extraction of groundwater in this sector.