Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated sewage water from Prahlad Garhi village, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 18/10/2021

  • 18/10/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K.P. Singh & Others Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/10/2021.

Grievance in the application is against non-compliance of order of the Tribunal, August 3, 2018 on the subject of preventing discharge of untreated sewer water from Prahlad Garhi village into storm water drain of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam and also preventing dumping of municipal solid waste and other waste into said storm water drain in Sector 16, 17, 18 and 19 at Vasundra, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

The NGT, October 18, 2021 directed the Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad to ensure action for preventing discharge of untreated sewage and dumping of waste in water bodies in violation of law and right of the citizens and also for action against the erring officers by way of entries in ACRs, initiating prosecution and payment of compensation. Status of connectivity of household/community latrines to the sewer lines, instead of storm water drain in question at Prahaladpuri and other similar locations and remedial measures must be mentioned.

Interdepartmental issue for preventing cross contamination of storm water drain and sewer lines should be resolved in coordination with the District Magistrate. Catchment of storm water drain may be demarcated as per law and monitoring mechanism for ensuring that septic tanks or digested material of pits attached with latrines is connected to the sewer lines be reviewed. Manual scavenging, if any, be discontinued and a compliance report be filed within three months, the NGT order said.