Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding water pollution in the River Ganga, particularly, between Garh Mukteshwar and Narora, 16/10/2014
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Krishan Kant Singh & Others Vs National Ganga River Basin Authority & Others dated 16/10/2014 regarding water pollution in the River Ganga, particularly, between Garh Mukteshwar and Narora, due to discharge of highly toxic and harmful effluents. It is alleged that highly toxic and harmful effluents are being discharged by the respondent units into the Sambhaoli drain/Phuldera drain that travels along with the Syana Escape Canal which finally joins River Ganga.
The Tribunal also noted that the contamination from discharge of trade effluents is so high that it not only pollutes the Syana Escape canal and the River Ganga but also threatens the life of endangered aquatic species such as dolphins, turtles and other aquatic life. It has also polluted the groundwater of villages from where it passes through, like Bauxar, Jamalpur, Syana, Bahadurgarh, Alampur, Paswada and Nawada village.