Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding wastage of water due to use of RO technology in the country, 13/07/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Friends through its General Secretary Vs Ministry of Water Resources dated 13/07/2020 regaring excessive loss of water due to use of reverse osmosis (RO) technology in India.

The NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Sonam Phintso Wangdi noted at the delay by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to issue a notification to prohibit the use of RO in the manner laid by the NGT in its order of May 20, 2019.

Even after the passage of one year, the MoEF&CC has sought extension of time due to lockdown. The court directed that necessary action be now "completed positively" by December 31, 2020. The matter has been listed for further consideration for January 25, 2021.

Note: Related previous order of January 10, 2020