Innocent citizens drink Ganga water with reverence without knowing harmful materials: NGT

Innocent citizens drink Ganga water with reverence without knowing harmful materials: NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday said innocent civilians drink Ganga water with reverence without knowing the harmful materials and inform the authorities of the amount of harmful material at least expected location.
The Green Panel said that there is a need to take steps on a “war footing” by the authorities to curb water pollution in the Ganges.
It said that there is a need to take pollution control of the Ganges river seriously at all levels in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The NGT said, “In its absence, the dream of rejuvenation of the river Ganga, which is the dream of every Indian, will remain incomplete.”
“Out of reverence for the Ganges water, innocent citizens drink without knowing the harmful materials including high level sewage.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice AK Goel said, “Authorities are expected to, unless satisfactory results are shown, inform the amount of harmful material to avoid adverse health effects in the Ganges Sea” May go.”
The tribunal stated that although some steps have been taken, the compliance summary filed by the National Mission for Clean Ganga shows that in respect of various projects, the matter is still in the stage of tender / DPR (extension project report) and is underway Is progressing to fulfill. Projects remain a challenge in a timely manner, despite the availability of funds supported by Government of India’s initiatives.
The NGT said that the control of pollution of river Ganga would be incomplete without controlling pollution of all its tributaries and drains.
The Green Panel said that the five states concerned can take further action to stop and redress related information about the amount of sewage being discharged into the Ganges river and its tributaries.
It directed that on or before June 30, 2021, the NMCG can be given a progress report by the respective five states and the NMCG can submit its consolidated progress report by July 15, 2021 with its recommendations by e-mail.
It is a pity that even after continuous monitoring by the Supreme Court for 34 years (1985-2014) and for the last six years by this tribunal and, 46 years after the enactment of the Water Act, the discharge of pollutants into water bodies was a To make it a criminal offense, the tribunal stated that pollutants are discharged into the holiest river.
The issue of pollution of the Ganges river was transferred by the Supreme Court to the NGT.

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