Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated sewage, Faridabad, Haryana, 27/08/2021

  • 27/08/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Awasiya Jan Kalyan Samiti Vs State of Haryana dated 27/08/2021.

The issue for consideration is the remedial action for discharge of untreated sewage causing contamination of underground water and adversely affecting the public health in Sector - 48, Faridabad.

The NGT, September 17, 2018 had directed the Haryana State Pollution Control Board and the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad to verify the facts and furnish a report. The reports acknowledged that sewer lines in sectors 48 and 49, Faridabad were choked, causing overflow of sewer and that no adequate remedial measures had been taken.

The NGT, August 27, 2021 noted that there was repeated failure on the part of the concerned authorities in remedying the damage to the environment. The court directed, the Chief Secretary, Haryana to look into the matter and take remedial action against erring officers for continuously committing the violation of law and orders of the Supreme Court and the NGT and to ensure that till November 2022, when STP is expected to be operational, no untreated sewage is discharged in any drain or otherwise.