Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of untreated sewage and effluents in districts of Punjab, 29/10/2021

  • 29/10/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikram Ahuja Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 29/10/2021. The issue for consideration is the remedial action for violation of environmental norms by discharge of untreated sewage and effluents into the drains and other water bodies in Fazillka District in Punjab. In the course of consideration of the issue, scope of the matter has extended to other adjoining Districts facing such problem.

The NGT directed the Chief Secretary, Punjab to hold a joint meeting with the Monitoring Committee Chairman of the State PCB, CPCB and the concerned Departments of the State, including Public Health Engineering Department, State Sewage Board, Irrigation Department and Urban Development Department, for planning further course of action for implementation of the recommendations quoted in the report of the Monitoring Committee.

The course of action to be adopted may include exploring technology options for different sizes of locations, like places with one lakh or lesser population and monitoring and review at appropriate level, the NGT order said.