Report to the NGT on the status of a traditional pond, Issapur village, Najafgarh, Delhi, 26/02/2022

  • 26/02/2022

Status report in execution application No 13 of 2021 in OA No 174 of 2014 (Sunder Singh Vs. State of NCT of Delhi & Ors.) on the status of johad (traditional pond) in Issapur village, Najafgarh, Delhi.

The NGT, July 23, 2021 directed the SDM, Najafgarh to remove encroachment, if any and keep the pond, measuring 4 bighas, improve its cleanliness and eventually develop the water body into a reservoir. The NGT also directed the constitution of a committee to monitor the progress of renewal of the johad in Issapur village. The committee visited the site, November 29, 2021.

The committee noted that the boundary wall is very old and requires repairing. The south and east side of johad is clean but the north and west side of johad along the boundary wall is full of domestic waste material and requires removal by the concerned agencies. The johad is partially filled by domestic waste material.

Note: The report was uploaded to the NGT site, April 21, 2022