Rs 50,000 fine for dumping waste within 500 metres of Ganga, rules green court
People who dumped waste in the Ganges will be required to pay DM 50 000 for environmental damages, said a global trial of 543 pages of the National Green Court a case of long cleaning Ganga announcing a series of measures, fines and deadlines Strict
Unlike the past, when the Court examined the cleaning of one section at a time, this judgment deals with measures to clean the 500 km stretch of Haridwar Unnao located in Uttar Pradesh. This stretch includes 86 drains presenting contaminated water in the river.
Measures include preventive cleaning all drains that discharge effluents into the river and fines for emptying the waste within 500 meters of the river and its tributaries.
An area of 100 meters of the river was declared free development zone and became green belts.
The 86 drains and sewers must be dredged and work must be completed within 6 weeks from the date of delivery, the court said. Work on the other projects should begin in the next few years, and pipe laying in two years.
“We did not play the blame game like you,” said GTN chairman Swantanter Kumar, government agencies, calling the cleaning of Ganga a “special” task.
Definitive guidelines for various government agencies cost about 100 pages.
The court reiterated that given the fact that the prime minister, stating that this is a national project, with a disbursement of 20 000 ECU, there is no shortage of funds
The central government has spent more than 4800 million rupees R to clean the Ganges and its tributaries since June 30, 1986, the Ministry of Environment informed the court during the case. Rs. Rs 6,788.78 has been allocated Rs. 1934.30 million rupees are spent.
However, the river has not seen a substantial improvement in water quality. High levels of fecal coliforms in wastewater is a problem along the entire length of the river, according to CPCB data. In some of the most sacred places of the river, the water is not even the quality of the bath
The court also announced the creation of oversight and enforcement committees, which will have representatives from various ministries, experts and state government officials, who will work to develop action plans to enforce the trial’s actions.
A plan of action will be presented within two weeks after the pronouncement of the sentence.
At noon on Thursday, the trial will be online. “They tell us you did not know,” said the banker. You had two months these 6 weeks will be a knot around your neck, “said Judge Kumar, addressing the board of the Ministry of ‘environment.
Once the projects have been completed, it is likely that the pollutant load in the river was reduced by 27%.