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NGT directs UP chief secy to arrange motion plan for defense of water bodies- The New Indian Categorical

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NEW DELHI: The Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh chief secretary to carry a gathering with all District Magistrates to arrange a uniform motion plan for identification and safety of water our bodies.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel mentioned encroachment on water our bodies is a critical difficulty and this wants consideration of the authorities on the state stage and particular plan and drive is critical.

“It’s excessive time that the difficulty is severely addressed. We additionally discover that the authorities are caught up in cumbersome process of income regulation with out invoking immediate and abstract process of environmental regulation,” the bench additionally comprising Justice S Okay Singh mentioned.

The NGT mentioned there isn’t any monitoring at larger stage and a aware choice must be taken on this regard at larger ranges of the administration and if discovered crucial, powers have to be given to the Forest Division or the District Justice of the Peace or any appropriate division which might promptly retrieve the water our bodies.

“In view of the above and having regard to the importance of the difficulty and failure of the authorities to this point in performing their public belief obligation, we direct the Chief Secretary, UP to carry a gathering with all District Magistrates by video conferencing inside one month from in the present day to handle the difficulty and to arrange a uniform motion plan relevant all through State of UP for identification and safety of water our bodies,” the bench mentioned.

The NGT mentioned the motion taken by state air pollution management board is neither sufficient nor in proper course and it seems that the involved officers should not conversant with the regulation of the land which is leading to critical injury to the setting.

“Water our bodies are the life line of the setting for floor water recharge, storage of water for various functions, for micro local weather, aesthetics, and many others,” it mentioned.

The tribunal additionally requested the Monitoring Committee headed by Justice SVS Rathore, former Choose of the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom, to observe compliance and furnish its impartial report within the matter by e-mail.

The course got here after perusing a report filed by District Justice of the Peace of Ghaziabad stating  that giant variety of water our bodies have been encroached.

Share of encroached water our bodies is round 72.90 per cent  (183 water our bodies).

Motion has been initiated below Part 67 of the UP Income Code, 2006.

Solely 49 out of 261 water our bodies are free from encroachment in Ghaziabad District,” the report mentioned.

The inexperienced panel was listening to a plea filed by Ghaziabad resident Sushil Raghav alleging that water our bodies are being diverted in Ghaziabad for industrial functions in violation of regulation.

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