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ngtNational Green Tribunal today restrained individuals, including the municipal corporation employees, from throwing or dumping any kind of waste into the drains in the national capital and ordered a fine of Rs 5,000 for violating these directions.

A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed the municipal corporations of Delhi to clean all the drains of any municipal or other waste.

“The Corporations and all public authorities shall forthwith take action in accordance with law and ensure that no illegal, unauthorized washing, slaughtering or running of dairies is permitted on the banks of the drains.

“All the Corporations and authorities, including PWD, shall ensure that there is no encroachment on the drains or on its banks in any part of Delhi,” the bench said.

Passing a slew of directions for effective and expeditious implementation of its order for restoration of Yamuna in the national capital, the Tribunal directed all Corporations and all public authorities to ensure that “no illegal or unauthorized washing, slaughtering or running of dairies is permitted on the banks of the drains”.

“All the Corporations and authorities, including PWD, shall ensure that there is no encroachment on the drains or on its banks in any part of Delhi,” it said.

The green panel asked Delhi Pollution Control Committee to ensure that all CETP’s are operative to their optimum capacity and are capable of treating the industrial effluents that are brought to CETP’s from their respective industrial clusters and submit a report in this regard within two months.

“Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIDC) and other concerned authorities who are responsible for owning and/or maintenance of industrial clusters shall ensure that all member industry or non-member industries discharge their trade effluents only in the drain (conveyor belt leading to the CETP).

Accepting the first phase of the “Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna” Revitalization Plan, 2017 submitted by Delhi Jal Board, the Tribunal appreciated Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand for her assistance in implementation of the orders of the bench.


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