Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding constructions altering the natural flow of river Siswan, district SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab, 02/07/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Harminder Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/07/2021.

The matter is related to Omaxe Ltd and Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developers Pvt. Ltd. setting up a residential complex project called ‘The Lake’ obstructing the natural flow of river Siswan by filling up and closing a part of it in village Bharoujian and diverting it to another place nearby in village Kansala, sub tehsil Majri, district SAS Nagar, Mohali.

The report furnished by the Chief Secretary, Punjab, February 23, 2021 mentioned that the natural course of the river Sisvan had been changed which has been corroborated by the Monitoring Committee report. However, the applicant has pointed out that even though the report stated that the normal flow of the river in village Bharoujian has been interfered with, the report does not mention village Kansala.

The NGT, July 2, 2021 directed the committee to look into the issue in respect of village Kansala and give a further supplementary report on the subject as far as possible within two months.