80 tonnes of debris picked up from Yamuna: DDA

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it removed around 80 tonnes of debris dumped on the Yamuna floodplains after idol immersions.

The NGT had directed the Delhi government and other authorities to submit a status report on the condition of the Yamuna after the immersion of Ganesh and Durga idols.

The DDA told a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar that the responsibility for organising and managing the immersion of idols at specially created ghats on the Yamuna floodplains was vested with the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control and the civic bodies concerned.

“The answering respondent [DDA] is responsible for the development of the floodplain and to check any illegal dumping of any debris as well as any other directions already passed by NGT to protect the floodplain...,” DDA said.

Terming this as a “lacklustre” approach of the civic bodies , the report, filed through advocate Kush Sharma, said it removed debris through 20 trucks.

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