Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of Bhavani River, Tamil Nadu, 12/04/2017

  • 12/04/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Suo motu proceedings initiated based on the news item published In “The Times of India” Chennai –Edition dated 20.1.2017 on the caption “Bhavani river water unfit Chennai – 9 for consumption” and “waste from Mettupalayam Government Hospital ends up in Bhavani River” Vs Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 12/04/2017 regarding pollution of Bhavani River, Tamil Nadu.

It has been brought to the notice of the Tribunal by the State Government that the municipal drains are directly discharging sewage into the Bhavani River and in order to arrest the pollution of the river, the Government has sanctioned an underground drainage scheme to Mettupalayam Municipality under an estimated cost of Rs.91.70 crores which will take a couple of years. Therefore it is necessary to ensure that in the meantime the only treated sewage water is let out into the river.

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