Tripura report on water bodies to NGT, 26/05/2020
The state of Tripura on May 26, 2020 filed its report in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of February 25, 2020 in the matter of Lt. Col Sarvadaman Singh Oberoi Vs Union of India & Others to the Central Pollution Control Board. The NGT had sought information from all states and Union Territories on water bodies – Identification, protection and restoration.
The report stated that survey had been made for geo tagging and assessment of pollution status of all water bodies on government land in urban areas, that is under all urban local bodies of the state in the first phase of the assessment. It was found, that out of a total of 180 such water bodies, only 30 had been prioritized for preparation of the action plan for restoration of water quality in view of existing pollution levels (BOD values) and vulnerability to pollution.
Note: The report of May 26, 2020 was uploaded to the NGT site on June 3, 2020