Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated sewage into river Kothari, Bhilwara district, Rajasthan, 17/08/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Babulal Jajoo Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 17/08/2023.
The report filed by the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board showed that even now untreated sewage is being discharged directly in the Kothari river causing pollution and degrading environment. Member Secretary, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board stated that industrial effluent was not being discharged directly in the river, reason being that all industries are following the ZLD process.
However, when the court questioned as to how much residue has been generated in the last two years and the manner in which it has been disposed of, the Member Secretary, RSPCB could not give any reply and requested for grant of time. The request was accepted by the court.