New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal has directed the Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development to ensure immediate and effective remedial measures by using suitable technology, on a petition against the discharge of untreated sewage into the larva of Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh.

The Green Court also asked the ACS to take steps for proper utilization of treated water for proper purposes including agriculture and fisheries. A recent order passed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh ​​Kumar Goel said that the Urban Development Department may allocate at least Rs 1 crore for the purpose.

According to the applicant, the Municipal Council has failed to discharge its obligation to manage sewage and public sanitation as per Section 243W read with the 12th Schedule, necessary to enforce the fundamental right to a clean environment in the open and to prevent water pollution . The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the judgment of the Supreme Court.

Acting on the complaint of the complainant, a panel was constituted and as per its report, the Green Court observed that it is clear that the water quality standards have not been met and the bioremediation has not achieved the desired result. .

“The estimated sewage generation in saliva is around 3.6 MLD which travels through drains and eventually floods the low-lying areas. It is not only contaminating groundwater but also harming public health through vector-borne diseases. Greywater (wash water and sewage) and septic tank outlets in drains and suction material from septic tanks are being ruthlessly disposed of at undisclosed locations. stated in the report.

The Green Court has directed the Additional Chief Secretary to ensure remedial measures and has sought a compliance report on the status of the process by September 15.