Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of treated sewage into Thol, Kalol town of Gandhinagar district, Gujarat, 29/03/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Indian Express dated 19.03.2022 titled “STP given nod to discharge treated sewage into Thol” dated 29/03/2022.
Proceedings in the matter have been initiated on the basis of media report to the effect that the STP proposed to be set up in Kalol town of Gandhinagar district in Gujarat has been permitted to discharge treated waste water into a lake which is a protected wetland and also declared a Ramsar site of international importance. The lake is fresh water lake and if waste water is discharged therein, the eco-system of lake will suffer.
The media report needs to be cross-checked and remedial action taken by a joint committee, the NGT said.