Pollution control body reply pending over rivers in western Uttar Pradesh
Source: The Hindu, Date: December , 2014
The Uttar Pradesh
Pollution Control Board is yet to file its reply in the National Green Tribunal
over the issue of contamination in western U.P. rivers like Kali, Krishna and
Hindon. The NGT had issued a show cause notice to the pollution control body of
the State after The Hindu published a report about cancer deaths due to
contaminated waters of rivers flowing in western U.P. The NGT had also directed
the U.P. Government to file a report on the issue after the petition filed by
Doaba Paryavaran Samiti, a non-governmental organization working in western UP.
The NGT has given two weeks time for the State pollution control body to
respond. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) however in its affidavit
before the NGT said that the water of Hindon river does not meet the prescribed
standard and is unfit for bathing.