Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding increase of the concentration of ammonia in Yamuna river, Delhi, 19/04/2021

  • 19/04/2021

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of 'In re remediation of polluted rivers' dated 19/04/2021.

The Delhi Jal Board had filed a Writ Petition in the SC seeking a direction to the state of Haryana to ensure cessation of discharge of pollutants that increase concentration of ammonia into the Yamuna river and for a further direction to ensure that the discharge of pollutants that increase concentration of ammonia in the river waters of the Yamuna, or any of the drains/channels feeding into it, is discontinued.

The apex court directed the appointment of a committee to conduct a local inspection and submit a report on the following three points:

1) The quality and quantity of water released from Haryana at Balla

2) The level of the Wazirabad pond and

3) Whether the Delhi government is diverting its water to the water treatment plants at Okhla, Wazirabad 1,2 and 3 and Chandrawal before the water reaches Wazirabad pond.