Emphasising that immediate action is required to protect Yamuna from deterioration in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to convene a meeting and examine what steps are required to control pollution of the river.
“Why don’t you call a meeting and file the status report. Take a consolidated view of the whole issue. The basic grievance of the petitioner is not unjustified. Anything which pollutes river Yamuna should be stopped and checked. Take a policy decision and decide the whole issue…
“Chief Secretary of Delhi is directed to call a meeting of all municipal corporations, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and other concerned authorities and examine what measures are required to control pollution of river Yamuna. They shall submit the report to the Tribunal before the next date of hearing,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.
The directions came while hearing a plea of religious group, Ojasvi party, which had approached the green panel against the pollution caused in the Yamuna river due to slaughtering of the cattle.
Earlier, the green bench had issued notice to the Delhi government and asked it to ensure that no blood is allowed to directly seep into the river due to slaughtering of cattle.
( Source – PTI )