Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of muck waste into Bhagirathi River, Uttarakhand, 17/05/2019

  • 17/05/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gaurav Jain Vs National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. & Others dated 17/05/2019 regarding dumping of muck waste into Bhagirathi River in the Batheri Chungi and Nallupani areas of the NH-34 leading to the Gangotri Dham.

The NGT directs an environment audit of the work undertaken by National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHAIDCL) at Batheri Chungi and Nallupani areas of the NH-34 by a Committee so as to ascertain the total quantity of muck/debris generated by works undertaken by NHAIDCL, quantity disposed at designated dump site, capacity of designated site, adequacy of protection measures, any short comings in terms of muck quantities generated and scientifically disposed which can be specifically attributed to NHAIDCL. The Committee has been asked to furnish the report within one month.

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