NGT asks Centre, UP about groundwater in Ghaziabad

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought a response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government about the incessant and rampant extraction of groundwater by industries and households in Ghaziabad and Hapur districts, which has led to depletion of the water table.

On Tuesday, a Bench headed by Justice U. D. Salvi issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Central Ground Water Authority Uttar Pradesh government, the State Pollution Control Board, and others while seeking a reply in two weeks.

The directions came on a plea filed by Ghaziabad resident Sushil Raghav and NGO Society for Protection of Environment and Biodiversity (SPEnBIO) seeking closure of all industrial units that illegally extract groundwater in the notified area of Ghaziabad and Hapur.

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