Report on steps taken to control water pollution in Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot and Fazilka, Punjab, 13/10/2021

Report on verification of the recommendations made by the Monitoring Committee, constituted by the National Green Tribunal order, June 9, 2021 in Original Application No. 596 of 2019 in the matter of Vikram Ahuja Vs State of Punjab & Others.

The matter related to remedial action to be taken to control water pollution in the Fazilka area by the concerned departments. There was almost zero treatment in STPs of Sri Muktsar Sahib, Jalalabad and Baghapurana and the untreated sewage is discharged into drains without even providing in-situ remediation technology in the drains.

In the other cases, wherever the STPs are under construction, the construction work of these STPs has been found started by the MCs/NPs only after the receiving the notice of visit by the Monitoring Committee to the STPs of the area.

There is no commitment on the part of the District Administration to achieve the desired results, therefore, there is need to monitor the functioning of the STPs of all the towns of the 5 districts (Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot, Ferozepur and Fazilka) and STPs which are under construction at level of Monitoring Committee or any other responsible body by keeping a strict vigil on all these STPs of 5 districts, the report made available online, October 18, 2021 said.