NGT directs UP to take remedial measures to stop sewage flowing from village Kondli into canal & Yamuna


On a petition stating that sewer waste coming from villages, especially village Kondli situated near Sector 137, Noida is being dumped into the irrigation canal near Sector 137, the Principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) comprising Adarsh Kumar Goel, CP K. Ramakrishnan, JM Dr. Nagin Nanda, EM asked the Secretary Urban Development, UP to deposit a performance guarantee of Rs 1 crore. This is for complying with a July 30 report jointly prepared by Delhi & UP authorities for taking corrective measures to stop sewer waste flowing into the irrigation canal that discharges waste into Yamuna. The NGT was hearing a petition of a Noida resident Abhisht Kusum Gupta.

The order had come about after a joint report that was prepared by officials comprising DPCC, DJB and East Delhi Municipal Corporation who were asked by the Tribunal to take further action in coordination with UP, particularly NOIDA and UPPCB.The Tribunal directed CPCB to act as nodal agency to have a joint meeting of the authorities in Delhi and UP after which a joint report was submitted on July 30.

After submission of this report the NGT asked agencies including East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), Noida Authority, DJB, Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) to furnish a performance guarantee amounting to Rs 1 cr each for remedial action from their side to stem the flow of sewer water. However, the GNN told the Tribunal that the area was outside its jurisdiction and was looked after by Khoda Nagar Palika.

The NGT instead of going into the controversy whether area falls in the jurisdiction of the GNN or Palika Parishad, Khoda Makanpur or not, directed the Secretary Urban Development, UP to furnish such performance guarantee to ensure compliance of order dated July 30 and to stop sewer water from Noida villages into the canal. reporter