NGT seeks report on rainwater harvesting

Panel had rapped Delhi govt earlier

February 08, 2018 01:54 am | Updated 01:54 am IST - New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on February 5 directed the Delhi government to submit within three weeks a report on the number of flyovers here having rainwater harvesting systems.

Taking into account submissions made by the counsel appearing for the state government, the Bench headed by NGT Acting Chairperson U.D. Salvi said, “Learned counsel appearing on behalf of the NCT of Delhi seeks time to place on record detailed status report. Time is granted.”

Earlier, the NGT had rapped the State government for not submitting the detailed report.

In October last year, the Bench headed by former NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar had said, “Despite repeated orders, the status report has not been filed by the NCT of Delhi. By way of last opportunity report to be filed within one week from today. In the event of default the concerned secretary of NCT of Delhi shall be present before the tribunal.”

Must in all projects

The green panel had also directed the Centre and other public authorities to ensure that the rainwater harvesting systems are installed in every project including flyovers and bridges.

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Mehrauli resident Vinod Kumar Jain who sought directions to make it compulsory for all government buildings of 100 square metres and above to have rainwater harvesting systems.

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