Report on steps to control pollution in river Sutlej and Beas, Punjab, 05/06/2020

4th report of the Monitoring Committee headed by Justice Jasbir Singh, constituted by the National Green Tribunal in OA No. 916 of 2018 in the matter of Sobha Singh & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 05/06/2020.

The matter related to control of pollution in river Sutlej and Beas. The committee visited the industries and other pollution sources located in the catchment area of river Sutlej and Beas and made its recommendations which were sent to the concerned officers to take further necessary action on the various activities to be carried out to control the pollution in river Sutlej.

The monitoring committee also collected the data with respect to water quality of river Sutlej, Beas and tributaries of river Sutlej namely Budha Nallah, East Bein, Kala Singhian drain and Holy Bein, performance of existing sewage treatment plants, status of construction of new STPs, status of construction of STPs where work had not been started so far due to financial non availability or land issue, upgradation and enhancement of capacity of existing STPs, gap in sewage treatment, utilization of treated sewage for irrigation, status of irrigation schemes as on March 31, 2020 to utilize the treated sewage, treatment of sewage and sullage from rural areas.

Note: Report uploaded to the NGT site on June 5, 2020