Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding failure of authorities to contain violation of environmental norms along Kedarnath, Hemkund Sahib, Yamunotri and Gomukh pilgrimage centres, Uttarakhand, 08/08/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Urvashi Shobhna Kachari Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/08/2023.
Counsel for the applicant has drawn attention of the court towards order dated February 8, 2023 (O.A. No. 561/2022) on the issue of large scale, unregulated violations of environmental norms along pilgrim tracks of Kedarnath, Hemkund Sahib, Yamunotri and Gomukh pilgrimage centres in Uttarakhand. Such violations inter-alia consisted of indiscriminate disposal of plastic and animal waste, unregulated human waste, unregulated equine dung/waste/carcasses. According to the applicant, no steps have been taken to take remedial measures by the authorities concerned.
Aggrieved by the inaction on the part of the administrative authorities, the applicant filed has filed the Execution Application.
The contention as raised by the counsel for the applicant shows that the orders have not been complied with and no remedial action has been taken. In view of above the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board and District Magistrates, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi are directed to submit the action taken report in compliance of the order dated February 8, 2023 within three weeks.