Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution in Kosi river due to industries, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, 11/03/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 11/03/2019 regarding pollution being caused in Kosi River in Rampur District in Uttar Pradesh by industrial activities. A report filed by CPCB says that the water quality is as per bathing standards upto Kosi barrage, Uttrakhand. The water quality deteriorates after confluence of the river Bhella in Muradabad and becomes highly polluted at Rampur where Rampur drain joins the river.

NGT directs action to be taken against polluting industries as per law and compensation to be recovered from them. Amicus Curiae states that though closure orders have been passed, polluting industries are still operating. Tribunal directs CPCB to look into the matter and directs a joint Committee of CPCB and SPCB to take up further follow action and furnish a report within one month.