Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated sewage on agriculture lands, village Nokha, Bikaner district, Rajasthan, 24/08/2020
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhanwar Lal Bhargava Vs State of Rajasthan dated 24/08/2020.
A report was filed by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) with reference to the allegation of discharge of untreated sewage and industrial effluents on the agriculture lands at village Nokha, district Bikaner, Rajasthan.
The report stated that the Municipal Board, Nokha had established Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) having capacity of 01 MLD. However, the treatment plant was not operational and the untreated effluent was by-passed. The STP was not having Consent to Establish or Consent to Operate from the RSPCB.
On the basis of inspection report and sample analysis reports, the SPCB had issued show cause notice dated February 28, 2020 to the Executive Officer, Municipal Board, Nokha, Bikaner. The SPCB was taking further necessary action in the matter.
The NGT directed the SPCB to take further steps in the matter and directed the Municipal Board to take steps for connecting sewage generation points to the STP and utilise the treated effluent for non-potable and agricultural uses.