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NGT DIRECTS REMEDIAL MEASURES FOR RESTORATION OF ASSI AND VARUNA RIVERS

NGT DIRECTS REMEDIAL MEASURES FOR RESTORATION OF ASSI AND VARUNA RIVERS

Context:

The National Green Tribunal formed a committee for rejuvenation of Varuna and Assi rivers in Varanasi which joined Ganga after taking note of a plea alleging discharge of untreated sewage and unauthorised constructions. Varuna and Assi rivers are the tributaries of the Ganga.

About:

  • A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel made an independent Monitoring Committee, comprising members from State Pollution Control Board, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and District Magistrate, Varanasi.
  • The Committee may meet inside about fourteen days and overview the motion plan on the topic within the gentle of the prior motion plans, assuming any, with such modifications as could also be crucial.
  • The Committee will most likely be at liberty at freedom to take help from various specialists and establishments, along with a company managing in restoring work, the NGT mentioned, including that it could undertake area go to, along with pattern assortment and evaluation as required.
  • Primarily dependent on the report of the Committee, the NMCG might give a motion taken report inside the matter sooner than August 4 adapting to the restoration of River Ganga.

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