The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had in an order dated Dec 20 directed to form a joint committee of State PCB, CPCB, DM Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida Authority and Central Ground Water Authority. This committee will submit a factual report to the NGT regarding an allegation by the applicant Mahesh Chandra Saxena that rain water harvesting systems in Noida are not scientific resulting in contamination of the ground water. The committee will also assess the allegation that potable water is being used for horticulture purposes as the applicant has raised a grievance that treated water is available for the same.
The NGT order further stated that the State PCB shall be the nodal agency for compliance. It further directed the committee to furnish its report within one month.
The matter has been listed for March 13.
-By Prasoon Pant