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05 Jul 2018

Lack of sewage-facilities: NGT slaps Rs. 50k fine on AAP-govt

NGT slaps Rs. 50k fine on AAP govt

The National Green Tribunal today slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on AAP government for not filing the reply on a plea alleging lack of sewage facilities in a South Delhi colony.

A bench of acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim said despite giving the final opportunity to Delhi Government on June-19, it hadn't filed the response to such an important issue till date.

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NGT slaps Rs. 50k fine on AAP govt

SDMC

NGT directed SDMC to look into sewage generation issue

NGT had earlier directed South Delhi Municipal Corporation to look into the issue of sewage generation in Paryavaran Complex area and asked Chief Engineer (Water) of the Delhi Jal Board to propose a layout plan for the drainage of sewage of the colony.

The SDMC had told the NGT that all these properties were "unauthorized" and suggested that DJB cooperate in the matter.

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Tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Delhi residents

The green panel said that out of the total fine, Rs. 25,000 would be submitted to the Legal Aid Committee, National Green Tribunal Bar Association, and the remaining amount to the applicant in the case.

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by city residents Charvi Mehra and others, seeking stoppage of discharge of sewage from nearby houses which was affecting the environment.

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