Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of river Yamuna particularly in the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), 13/01/2015

  • 13/01/2015

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided to set up a committee to plan on cleaning up River Yamuna and ordered that people who throw religious items into the Yamuna will have to pay a fine of Rs 5000

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Manoj Misra Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/01/2015 regarding pollution of river Yamuna.

The Tribunal in its judgement noted that "experience has shown that authorities lacked requisite will to execute the orders, plans and schemes sincerely and effectively, which has resulted in turning Yamuna, particularly, in this section (National Capital Territory of Delhi) into a drain carrying sewage, domestic waste as well as industrial and trade effluents."