The order, passed on July 13, has been lauded by the water and environment activists in Ghaziabad.
National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a series of compliances to be followed to control the pollution of the water bodies such as the Ganga, the Yamuna and their tributaries.
The order, passed on July 13, has been lauded by the water and environment activists in Ghaziabad. The activists have been fighting to rid the river of pollution, which had once begun to be called as the Hindon drain. Addressing media persons in a press conference on Friday, Aakash Vaishistha and Vikrant Sharma, both renowned environmental activists from the city, put forth the salient features of the new order which would benefit 400-km Hindon, which flows between Ganges and Yamuna rivers, through Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida.
Calling the development as a historical achievment, Aakash Vaishistha told City Spidey that the judgement did not limit its purview on the more prominent stretches of Ganga and Yamuna such as
the Bhagirathi and the Alakananda rivers. “All the smaller tributaries such as the Hindon river will now enjoy the same treatment like river Ganga itself,” Vaishistha added.
Similar views were shared by Vikrant Sharma, another Ghaziabad activist and a lawyer, who had taken matters regarding the pollution of Hindon to court on several ocassions.