Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution in river Mandovi, Goa, 20/02/2019

  • 20/02/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kashinath Shetye & Others Vs Srinet Kotwale & Others dated 20/02/2019 regarding remedial steps for preventing and curing pollution in river Mandovi in Goa. According to the applicants, who are local inhabitants, the river is being polluted by discharge of untreated sewage. The application was filed before the Tribunal on 18.7.2014.

Court refers to a report filed 21.11.2017 which had identified the problem areas as Porvarim, Reis-Magos, Britona, Nerul, Candolim and Mayem and to the South side are Teleigao, Se Old Goa, Goltim-Diwar, Corlim and Carambolim. The report stated that notices under Section 40 of Goa Public Health Act, 1985, were issued to the commercial establishments. NGT directs GSPCB to jointly make an assessment of the amount of compensation to be recovered and the persons from whom such recovery is to be effected.