Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding lack of green belt and STP, Sidhharth Vihar Yojna, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 06/12/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjeev Kumar Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 06/12/2022.

The NGT, December 6, 2022 directed a committee to be constituted to look into the matter of lack of green belt and sewage treatment plant in Sidhharth Vihar Yojna, a scheme of Awas Vikas Parishad, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The committee has to submit a report within one month, the court said.

"The report besides covering issues raised like sewage treatment plant, developing plantation and other, may also provide status of existing infrastructure in the area to carry treated sewage (sewerage) and solid waste collection and transportation systems for processing at identified sites," said the NGT order passed by the bench of Justice Sudhir Agarwal.

The complainant, Sanjeev Kumar said that the land has been developed through various builders and developers who have raised constructions and residential buildings. Some projects have been completed and allowed to be occupied but in violations of environmental laws in as much neither green belt has been developed nor sewage treatment plant has been installed and thereby constructions raised are causing huge pollution. Some projects are still under construction, the applicant added.