Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated wastewater into the storm water drain of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Uttar Pradesh, 30/01/2023
The National Green Tribunal directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to verify whether adequate steps have been taken to stop the flow of sewage and other wastes flowing into the storm water drain of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam. Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam informed the Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Lucknow that there is now connectivity of wash waters and waste from dairies at three vulnerable points. 158 houses which were unconnected to the sewerage system has now been connected and hence no sewage is now being discharged into the drain.
Grievance in the application filed before the NGT was against non-compliance of order of the tribunal, August 3, 2018 on the lack of steps taken for 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 the storm water drain in Sector 16, 17, 18 and 19 at Vasundra, Ghaziabad.