Pollution in Ganga: NGT instructed UP Jal Nigam to complete sewer work fast

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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the UP Jal Nigam to speedily complete sewer connectivity to homes in Narora city.
To ensure that no water is poured into the Ganges in Bulandshahr district.
The green panel slammed the Jal Nigam at the non-functional sewage treatment plant at Narora and discharged untreated sewage into the pond adjacent to the river.
The bench headed by the NGT said, “The UP Jal Nigam should bear its responsibility and not take the blame that the mistake was that of the contractor. Sewer connectivity in the houses should be completed faster, which was reviewed by the Principal Secretary, Urban Development, U.P. Can be done by. ” Chairperson Justice AK Goel said.
It added that the Jal Nigam is held liable to pay Rs 5 lakh for their default, which can be deposited with the State Pollution Control Board within a month to spend for the restoration of the environment .
The NGT was insisting on a report filed by an oversight committee headed by a former High Court judge stating that the Chief Engineer of the Jal Nigam had informed that the Narora project was approved in 2015 and the project was in accordance with , It was proposed that the treated water be discharged into the Ganges River.
“The sewage treatment plant was set up in 2018, but became operational from February 2. According to the inspection report submitted by UPPCB, Narora STP has a capacity of 4 MLD (million liters per day), but the current total usage is 2 MLD. Despite having more capacity, 5 MLD untreated sewage is still being drained into the Ganges river through drains, ”the committee said.
The tribunal, while hearing a petition by residents of Nodai Vagar village in Narora city, alleged that the STP unit was discharging untreated wastewater into the Ganges.
The petition stated that there was no pipeline for treatment.

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