Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding laying of sewer pipeline for village Shobhapur, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, 26/05/2017
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashutosh Kumar Sharma Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 26/05/2017 regarding laying of storm water/sewer pipeline in Ward No. 6 for village Shobhapur, Rohata Road, Police Station Kankar Kheda, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. It is the case of the Applicant Ashutosh Kumar Sharma that the said drain is just above the drinking water pipeline of the applicant which possibly will result in contamination of the drinking water supply in the entire village consisting of about 20,000 residents.
NGT directs Municipal Corporation, Meerut to construct a good quality Nala/drain, in such a way so that there is no possibility of leakage under the guidance of qualified engineers and also care should be taken to ensure that in future sewage pipeline or nala/drain should not be constructed in the alignment of drinking water. The Court also directs the Applicant stop exploitation of groundwater for personal use till he obtains necessary permissions from the Central Groundwater Authority/State Groundwater Authority.