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Panel to inspect treatment plants

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2015

In the wake of the poor show by the Delhi government on installation of common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in the Capital, and the blame game it chose to indulge in, thereby bringing on it a fine of Rs. 1 lakh slapped by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), a team was constituted on Wednesday to inspect all existing plants. The NGT Bench headed by its chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed a team of the Delhi Pollution Control Board, Central Pollution Control Board, and IIT-Delhi to conduct inspection of all 13 CETPs in Delhi. The team would not only assess the quantum and quality of effluent discharged at the end points of these treatment plants, but would also see if the CETPs are operating to their optimum capacity as per the prescribed standards. The committee would submit its recommendations for upgrading and improving the performance of these CETPs.

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