NGT forms panel to inspect RWH system in Dwarka societies

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NGT forms panel to inspect RWH system in Dwarka societies

The next hearing of the matter is due on October 22

NGT forms panel to inspect RWH system in Dwarka societies

Dwarka: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a joint committee to inspect rain water harvesting system installed in residential societies of Dwarka and asked to submit report within two months.

The joint committee comprises officials from Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). It was constituted by a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel.

The committee will look into the matter and take remedial action in accordance with the law.

According to the order issued by the bench, “The committee may inter-alia ascertain the technical efficacy of installed systems and changes, if any, required and the issue of contamination of ground water. An action taken report may be furnished to this Tribunal within two months by e-mail. The DJB will be the nodal agency for coordination and compliance.”

“The applicant may serve a set of papers on the DJB, CPCB and DPCC and file affidavit of service within one week,” NGT said.

On June 26, a plea was filed by Mahesh Chandra Saxena claiming that he has conducted a survey of rainwater harvesting systems of 40 societies in Dwarka and found deficiencies.

His plea stated, “The borewells are deeper, enabling polluted water to mix with the groundwater. This requires joint inspection of rain water systems in all areas of Delhi to ensure proper functional design, level at which the borewell should be installed, use of gravel, coarse, sand in filter media. The DPCC has issued notice to seal the borewells of all the societies and to impose penalty which is not justified. On surface areas of the societies the water is wasted which should be taken to the water bodies.”

The next hearing of the matter is due on October 22.