NGT recommends measures for Ganga clean up, including Rs 50k fine for dumping waste
NEW DELHI: The National Green Court (NGT) on Thursday recommended a series of measures to clean up the Ganges, including a fine of 50,000 rupees for the spill on the Haridwar-Unnao stretch of the river, reports ANI.
These green court statements come about a week after a Supreme Court coup was transmitted to the publicity, after the court has suspended an Uttarakhand Supreme Court order declaring the “living entities” of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers .
On Thursday, a NGT bank, led by President Swatanter Kumar ordered the authorities to impose the $ 50,000 penalty for dumping.
He also recommended that waste dumping is not allowed less than 500 meters from the edge of the Ganga Haridwar-Unnao stretch.
In addition, he indicated that the 100-meter strip of the Ganges bank, on the same stretch, would be declared a “development-free zone.”
As for the responsibilities of the state, guard dog environmental protection ordered the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to formulate guidelines for all religious activities in the ghats of the Ganges and their tributaries.
Green Court then said Uttar Pradesh should be “forced” to transfer the Jajmau tanneries at Unnao, or anywhere else it deems fit, within six weeks, he told PTI.
In April, the government led by Yogi Adityanath UP had favored tanneries from the British era in Kanpur, he told PTI.
The UP Government had told the NGT hunt for a new site for these leather units, which are the “main source of contamination” in the Ganges, was under consideration and would be identified soon.
The NGT has also given specific instructions for the tannery on Wednesday. He led the tannery groups located Banther and Unnao, on the banks of the Ganges, to install four-week chrome recovery plants, so that they reject all effluent in the drainage of river basins.
Chrome recovery facilities help remove trivalent chrome wastewater from tannery produced during the processing of animal skins.
Delayed, but a good move. It should be done years ago and the waste management system should be more efficient. Citizens must have the responsibility to keep their environment clean.
The NGT asked leather units that have not implemented these anti-pollution devices to do so within four weeks and warned that failure to do so could lead to its closure.
To monitor the implementation of these guidelines and other guidelines of the 543-page ruling, the NGT has also formed a supervisory committee and asked it to submit a status report.