Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding water body restoration, Kadaura, Jalaun district, Uttar Pradesh, 23/06/2020

  • 23/06/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pushpendra Kumar Vs Nagar Panchayat, Kadaura & Others dated 23/06/2020 regarding restoration of a water body called the main pond (Sadar Bazar) of Kadaura town, district Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh. Such restoration would help access to drinking water. Direction was also sought to stop continuous burning of solid plastic waste, garbage cans, electronics waste, glass inside the residential area of town Kadaura that emits poisonous gases causing severe air pollution.

A factual and action taken report was sought from the District Magistrate, Jalaun, Orai and UPPCB. The report informed the Tribunal that sewage of Kadaura Nagar Panchayat was being disposed off into Sadar Talab due to which the water quality of Sadar Talab was affected. The water quality of Sadar Talab was very poor due to discharge of sewage and domestic waste water.

The NGT directed that immediate remedial action be take and asked the UPPCB to prepare appropriate guideline for restoration of such water bodies and also involve the village community for the purpose. "The restoration of water bodies is significant for protection of environment, for availability of drinking water, recharge of ground water, harvesting of rain water and microclimate," the order said.