Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated industrial effluents at village Hamidi, district Yamunanagar, Haryana, 30/06/2021

  • 30/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chaudhary Ompal & Others Vs State of Haryana dated 30/06/2021. Grievance in the application was against discharge of untreated industrial effluents at village Hamidi, district Yamunanagar, Haryana. The drain carrying the effluent is connected to Dhanaura Escape, village Dabkoli, Indri, which finally joins Yamuna. The said discharge is contaminating the ground water. The foul smell is affecting the inhabitants and the public health. The chemical discharge is also affecting the cattle and the agriculture fields.

An action taken report filed by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board and the District Magistrate, Yamunanagar acknowledged the gap in generation of sewage and treatment capacity and that untreated sewage is being discharged to the extent of 66 MLD into a drain which joins river Yamuna.

The NGT directed the Chief Secretary, Haryana to review the situation and take remedial measures in the matter and a report filed before the next date of hearing, October 7, 2021.

The report would contain information on the status of interception of discharge of sewage and trade effluents into ditch drain/Dhanaura Escape and steps taken to prevent discharge of sewage into Yamuna or storm water drains/ canals, status of diversion of drains carrying sewage to the STPs and steps taken on the review of work of the department of Urban Development/local bodies and the River Rejuvenation Committee on the subject.