Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding discharge of domestic waste water and untreated industrial waste water into river Ganga at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 28/08/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajendra Prasad Gupta Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 28/08/2023.
In the petition, the complaint is regarding discharge of domestic waste water and untreated industrial waste water into river Ganga at Varanasi. The Tribunal by order May 24, 2022 had constituted a joint committee with the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board as nodal agency with a direction to submit the report.
The report submitted by the UPPCB recommended among other things construction of a separate drain to discharge industrial effluent generated from Ramnagar industrial area. Also, compliance from the industries in Ram Nagar Industrial area to the discharge norms need to be strictly ensured. Industries should also be directed to reuse and recycle their treated wastewater in a phased manner. In addition, District Panchayati Rajya Officer, Chandauli should also be directed to develop faecal sludge and septage management system for the treatment of the municipal sewage, generated from habitations near Ghuraha drain, either through faecal sludge treatment plant or co-processing at nearby STPs at Ramnagar.
The NGT directed notice be issued to the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Varanasi and and District Panchayat Raj Officer, Chandauli for filing response for taking steps in pursuance to the recommendations of the committee.