Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of Chota Talab, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 25/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kunwar Mohd. Ali Tajwar & Others Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 25/08/2020.

The issue involved in the application is pollution of water of Lower lake which is known as ChotaTalab situated in the heart of the city of Bhopal and pouring the mud balls filled with hazardous chemicals in the lower lake so as to kill the existing fishes instantly and fetch huge quantity of fishes for selling it in the open market.

The NGT directed the constitution of a Committee consisting

(i) Collector Bhopal,

(ii) Municipal Corporation Bhopal and

(iii) Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board

The Committee has been asked to submit a factual and action taken report with regard to allegations made in the application. Report has to be submitted within six weeks. Madhya Pradesh PCB would be the nodal agency for compliance.