NGT asks DJB, DPCC to submit report on plea alleging illegal extraction of groundwater

Tribunal sought the action taken report within one month

The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the Delhi Jal Board and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to furnish a report on a plea alleging illegal extraction of groundwater in north Delhi.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said: “Let the DJB and DPCC look into the matter and take appropriate action in accordance with law and furnish a factual and action taken report to this Tribunal within one month.”

The directions came when the green panel was hearing a plea moved by Pramod Kumar Jha who sought action against illegal extraction of groundwater for sale through tankers in the Jagatpur village near the Yamuna biodiversity park.

The petitioner said charcoal drum were being burnt in open which was causing air pollution. While directing authorities to take action, the green panel said DPCC will be the nodal agency for coordination and compliance of the order.

Earlier the NGT had constituted a committee to formulate steps required to prevent illegal extraction of groundwater. The committee was directed to suitable mechanisms and also to monitor the functioning of the Central Ground Water Authority.

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Printable version | Feb 25, 2020 12:28:30 PM |

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