On Tuesday, The National Green Tribunal slammed the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) for not providing proper sewage line yet which has ultimately resulted in the discharge of sewage waste into the green belts.
The emitting of such waste into the green belts has viciously affected the environment including trees and citizens and generating certain lethal diseases.
A bench of judges headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said there is severe failure on the part of the NOIDA Authority with regard to management of the sewage and the drain outlet.
The remedial action which is being taken by the management authority is too slow and inadequate. Let further prompt action be taken failing which the CEO, NOIDA Authority will be held personally accountable for violation of the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of the Pollution) Act, 1974,” as stated by the divisional bench of judges.
The National Green Tribunal has directed the authority to file further action taken report before 3rd of December, the next date through the process of email.
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Noida resident Narendra Singh Chandel alleging that NOIDA has not even provided proper sewage line and has also interrupted drainage line connecting the sewage and drain outlet respectively in Sector-143.
“In the absence thereof, the sewage is being discharged into the green belts because of which these belts have turned into sewage ponds.
Due to the formation of such sewage ponds there has been a huge negative impact on the environment including the trees and the citizens and generating diseases,” the plea said.
The applicant also annexed photographs demonstrating the menace in the area and copies of several complaints have also been filed.