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52 teams formed for sealing illegal bore wells in Delhi: DPCC to NGT

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The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has told the National Green Tribunal that 52 teams have been formed for sealing illegal bore wells in the national capital. DPCC told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel that action plans have been prepared by divisional commissioners at district level. “As per action plan […]

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Remove bunds blocking flow of water into Yamuna: Delhi HC to Haryana

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The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked Haryana to remove the bunds that, according to the Delhi government, were blocking flow of clean water into the Yamuna and was leading to an increase in pollution levels in the national capital’s water supply. The direction by a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K […]

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NGT slaps Rs 25,000 fine on Delhi govt for not filing report

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped Rs 25,000 as costs on the Delhi government for failure to file a report on the action taken to prevent blockage of drains in the city. A bench headed by Acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim directed the AAP government to file its response within 10 days and […]

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Supreme Court summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana: Yamuna water

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The Supreme Court today directed the chief secretaries of Haryana and Delhi to appear before it on Monday after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said it was not receiving enough water to supply to the national capital. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur took a strong note of the apathy shown by authorities […]

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Supreme Court agrees to Delhi Jal Board (DJB) plea on Haryana water supply to Delhi

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 The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) alleging that Haryana was supplying 120 cusec less water to Delhi out of the 450 cusecs of water it was supposed to supply. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said […]

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NGT directs Haryana to submit action plan on Yamuna

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Haryana government to submit an action plan to address the issue of ammonia and other pollutants in river Yamuna. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim asked the state government to file an affidavit stating short and long term measures which it proposes to combat the pollution in […]

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Sewer workers death : Delhi HC asks authorities to implement procedure

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The recent deaths of manual scavengers in the national capital has come under the scanner of the Delhi High Court which today sought a time-bound implementation of the procedure for cleaning sewers and septic tanks. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur was informed by the Delhi government that the Lieutenant Governor […]

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NGT asks Delhi government to for report on quality of water

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a complete and comprehensive report on quality and quantity of water that is being supplied to end users at various localities of the national capital on random sample basis. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the committee comprising environment secretary […]

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Don’t surrender the amount allotted for Yamuna: NGT to DJB

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The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) not to surrender the amount allocated to it in the last fiscal for rejuvenation of Yamuna to the Delhi government. The green panel also made it clear that DJB would spend these funds for restoration during the year and the implementation of its ‘Maili se […]

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Delhi HC asks DJB to extract water from colony

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Expressing concern over high water table in a South Delhi colony where buildings were facing seepage problems, Delhi High Court has observed that the water needed to be extracted from there and directed DJB to obtain the requisite permission for it. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva directed the Delhi Jal […]

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DJB ex-engineer put on trial in 2006 rape case

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A Delhi court has decided to put on trial a former engineer of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) accused of raping a senior executive of a private firm in 2006, saying a prima facie case is made out against him. While putting on trial Sarat Chandra, the court discharged two other DJB engineers — Praveen Bhargava […]

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NGT seeks response from city govt.

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-+ *Awer7y9The appalling picture of water supply in the capital has prompted the National Green Tribunal , NGT to seek the response of the city government in the matter saying there is a complete “mismanagement of affairs”. A bench headed by U D Salvi, after taking suo moto cognisance of a newspaper report, issued notices […]

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Court orders proceedings against man for false charge

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Making a false corruption charge against a public servant proved costly for a man with a Delhi court ordering initiation of legal proceedings against him observing that statements made under oath before it shall be on a “higher pedestal”. Special judge Narottam Kaushal directed initiation of proceedings against Inder Mohan Verma, who had alleged in […]

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We will not permit water loss: Delhi HC

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Pulling up Haryana government, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned its refusal to supply water to Munak canal and said it will not allow any more wastage of water. “Everyday 80 MGD of water is lost. Why are you not supplying water to the Munak canal? We will not allow this to continue at […]

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Consumer forum dismisses man’s plea

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A consumer forum here has dismissed a man’s plea seeking direction to Delhi Jal Board to improve water pressure in his area, saying he was not entitled to any relief as the complaint was “false and misleading”. The West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum rejected the complaint of Vijay Kumar Pabbi, a resident of […]

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DJB to pay Rs 5k for billing without reading meter

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The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 5,000 to one of its customers for issuing a bill without ascertaining the actual water consumption. The North East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum observed that DJB had issued the bill without verifying if there was a meter installed […]

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Supreme Court seeks details of Yamuna Action Plan (Lead)

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The government has been asked by The Supreme court  to place before it the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) with details about the cleaning of the river and to prevent untreated effluents flowing into it. An apex court bench of Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice Madan B. Lokur also wanted to know how the Rs.12,000 crore spent […]

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Consumer forum fined DJB for imposing undue penalty on consumer

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A consumer forum here has imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 on Delhi Jal Board (DJB)  for “negligence” of its officials, who had sent her cheque for water bill to a wrong bank. The woman had issued a cheque drawn on the State Bank of India, but the DJB sent it to the Punjab National […]

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DJP asked to pay Rs.3.5 lakh to kin of drowned kids

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday awarded a compensation of Rs.3.5 lakh each to the families of four children who died last year after falling into a pit dug up by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said the DJB failed to fence the area […]

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