Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of discharge of untreated sewage in open drains at Avantika Colony, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 29/07/2019

  • 29/07/2019

The order of the National Green Tribunal regarding H. K. Kansal, President, Avantika Resident Welfare Association Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 29/07/2019.

Discharge of untreated sewage in open drains at Avantika Colony, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh came up before the NGT on July 29, 2019. The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) in its report acknowledges that untreated sewer was being pumped out and discharged in open drains. Though sewerage network has been constructed, the same is choked due to lack of maintenance. The findings were communicated to the Municipal Corporation and asked to pay environmental compensation of Rs. 99,12,109/- for its failure to take necessary steps. The NGT directs the the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation to stop discharging untreated sewage into the drains and to clean the drains and a compliance report furnished.

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