NGT: To stop the effluent in the Ganga, the NGT constituted a 5-member committee. India News – Times of India


New Delhi: National Green Tribunal (NGTTo prevent further discharge of chromium or other effluents at Jajmau or other such places, a five-member expert committee has been constituted. Ganges,
The NGT said, “We find it necessary to constitute a five-member expert committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh with nominees from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), National Clean Ganga Mission (NMCG), Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) and District Magistrate Kanpur Dehat And Kanpur Nagar,
The tribunal said that the CPCB and the state PCB would jointly be the nodal agencies and the committee may meet within two weeks to prepare a road map for remedial action.
“The scheme should result in the treatment of dumpsites as well as prevent the discharge of chromium or other effluents at Jajmau or such other places in the Ganga,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice said. Adarsh ​​Kumar Goel Asked to file action taken report on the status of compliance by 31st March 2022.
The NGT said the report would be filed before the next date, April 26, 2022.
The bench was hearing issues related to scientific disposal of chromium dumps in Rania, Kanpur Dehat and Rakhi Mandi, Kanpur Nagar which has been in existence since 1976 and inter-alia has caused adverse health effects due to contamination of ground water and residents have been denied access to drinking water.
Another issue relates to the continuing water pollution of untreated industrial effluents by tanneries, which contain toxic chromium, in an irrigation canal through an inadequately functioning CETP at Jajmau, Uttar Pradesh.
The NGT had earlier observed that though the chromium dumpsite is in existence since 1976, no meaningful remedial action has been taken by the state to deal with such hazardous waste which is adversely affecting the environment, especially ground water and also found Turns out that Chromium is corrupt. The waste from tannery factories is being released into the Ganges river without proper treatment.
The bench noted from the report of CPCB and the Inspection Committee dated November 12, 2021, it is observed that the issue of treatment of chromium dumpsite still hangs. It is now reported that the actual amount of chromium waste is much higher than previously reported.
“As has already been observed, there does not appear to be enough seriousness on the part of the authorities to deal with the dire situation that has existed since 1976 and is adversely affecting the health of the citizens. In addition, toxic chromium is being discharged into the Ganga. Non-compliance of CETP and CCRP requires immediate action at the level of Chief Secretary,” the NGT said.
“The first imperative is to collect complete information in the form of a complete list including the number of contaminated wells as well as the locations where chromium dumps are present. The next step is a firm action plan. Also pending remediation work for such citizens. There is an urgent need for a long time to protect health. Not realizing the seriousness, the problem appears to be stuck in identifying the executing agency. Considering the gravity of the matter, MoEF&CC needs to be involved for guidance and handholding is required,” the NGT said.