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Innocent citizens drink Ganga water out of reverence without knowing harmful contents: NGT – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Innocent citizens drink Ganga water out of reverence without knowing the harmful contents and the least anticipated from the authorities is to inform the extent of harmful contents at acceptable places together with at Ganga Sagar in West Bengal, the National Green Tribunal mentioned Wednesday.
The inexperienced panel mentioned steps are required to be taken on “war footing” by authorities in stopping water air pollution in Ganga.
It mentioned that management of air pollution of river Ganga must be taken critically in any respect ranges in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
“In absence thereof, the desired result of rejuvenation of river Ganga which is dream of every Indian will remain unfulfilled,” the NGT mentioned.
“Out of reverence for the Ganga water, innocent citizens drink the same without knowing the harmful contents including high level of faecal coliform.
“Least anticipated from the authorities, until passable outcomes are proven, is to inform the extent of harmful contents at acceptable places together with at Ganga Sagar to keep away from antagonistic well being results,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A Ok Goel mentioned.
The tribunal mentioned that although sure steps have been taken, the compliance abstract filed by National Mission for Clean Ganga reveals that with respect to varied initiatives, the matter continues to be on the tender/DPRs (Detail Project Reports) stage and progress in finishing the continuing initiatives in a well timed method stays a problem, inspite of availability of funds, supported by the Government of India initiatives.
The NGT mentioned management of air pollution of river Ganga can be incomplete without controlling air pollution of all of the tributaries and drains related to it.
The inexperienced panal mentioned the involved 5 States could take additional remedial motion on the topic of stopping discharge of untreated sewage/effluents and compiling the related details about amount of sewage being discharged in river Ganga and its tributaries.
It directed that progress reviews could also be furnished by the involved 5 states to the NMCG on or earlier than June 30, 2021 and NMCG could give its consolidated progress report with its suggestions to it by July 15, 2021 by e-mail.
It is a pity that even after fixed monitoring by the Supreme Court for 34 years (1985-2014) and by this tribunal for the final six years and, 46 years after enactment of the Water Act making discharge of pollution in waterbodies a prison offence, pollution proceed to be discharged in essentially the most holy river, the tribunal had mentioned.
The subject of air pollution of river Ganga was transferred to the NGT by the Supreme Court.

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