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

    Published on December 3, 2018

    The National Green Tribunal has directed Noida and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to submit a report on dumping of waste in an irrigation canal near Sector 137 in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district.

    A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the NOIDA and the state pollution control board to furnish a joint report about the factual aspects in the case. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Noida resident 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, NOIDA.

    This activity is prohibited under the provisions of The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.