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NGT seeks report on dumping of waste in Noida's irrigation canal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The National Green has

directed the New Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) and the Uttar Pradesh Board to submit report on dumping of waste in an irrigation canal near Sector 137 in the district.

A bench headed by NGT Justice asked the and the state board to furnish a joint report about the factual aspects in the case.

"The UPPCB will be the nodal agency for coordination and compliance of this direction. A copy of this order be sent by e-mail to the UPPCB. The report may be furnished by the UPPCB to this by e-mail," the bench said.

The was hearing a plea filed by resident Abhisht Kusum Gupta against disposing of sewer waste in the irrigation canal.

According to the applicant, sewer waste coming from villages situated near Sector 137, NOIDA, is being drained into the irrigation canal, coming from the village Kondli, Sector 137, This activity is prohibited under the provisions of The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

The applicant claimed that he had approached the authorities concerned but to no avail.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 16:15 IST