The National Green Tribunal (NGT)
on Tuesday reserved its final orders on two
applications, one with regard to dumping of waste and debris and encroachment
in the Yamuna’s floodplains, and the other challenging civic agencies’ coverage
of storm water drains hampering drainage, while it sought technical advice from
the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, before passing its final order.
“There should be a prohibition on discharge of sewage into the Yamuna. At
present, sewage is being discharged into storm water drains at 28 main points.
Take this in a separate pipeline and take it 80 km away from the city, build a
sewage treatment plant and ensure the sewage is treated entirely,” said Justice
Swatanter Kumar before issuing the order on Tuesday.