Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding encroachment of pond, village Pathauli, tehsil Sardhana, district Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, 11/02/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Babli Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 11/02/2022.
Grievance in the application is against damage to the pond (Johad) in khasra No. 739/740, village Pathauli, tehsil Sardhana, district Meerut, Uttar Pradesh in an area of more than 3400 Sq. mtr. The same is encroached upon by local residents. Several complaints have been made to various authorities but no action has been taken.
Report filed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, January 5, 2022 after visit to the site, acknowledged that there are illegal encroachments and stated that action has been initiated under the provisions of Section 67 of Revenue Code, 2006. Counsel for the state PCB said that about two months time will be taken for completing action which has been initiated.
The NGT, February 11, 2022 directed the concerned authorities to take further action in accordance with law to restore the pond by removing encroachment and complying with the court directions.