23
Thursday
January 2020
5:48 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
Give specific timelines for cleaning of Yamuna: NGT
 
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed stakeholders to give specific schedule for cleaning the Yamuna, while noting that repeated timelines have not been adhered to in the last 30 years and pollution of the river was still continuing.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel made it clear that the tribunal will finalise fresh timelines with clear adverse consequences of violating such revised schedules.

"Such pollution needs to be controlled at the earliest for protection of environment and public health and having regard to unique significance of the Yamuna river, which is a major tributary of the Ganga river," the bench said.

The tribunal directed all authorities to submit timelines for the actions to be undertaken in terms of orders of the NGT and directed Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Delhi government, to compile such information and suggest extended timeline wherever it has expired.

The green panel had earlier said that failure of authorities is affecting life and health of citizens, and threatening the existence of a major river like Yamuna.

The tribunal had earlier also expressed dissatisfaction over the cleaning of the Yamuna river and directed Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments to submit a performance guarantee of Rs 10 crore each within a month.

The green panel had said pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated with industrial effluent and sewage.

It had also asked the Haryana Pollution Control Board to conduct a study of water quality and the flow of Yamuna at the point it enters Haryana, and submit the list of industries located in the catchment area.

The green panel had noted that almost 67 per cent of the pollutants that enter the Yamuna would be treated by two sewage treatment plants at Delhi Gate and Najafgarh under the first phase of the Yamuna Revitalisation Project.


India falls to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index
Plea filed in Delhi HC seeking contempt proceedings against 'Chhapaak' makers
Centre moves SC seeking 7-day deadline for hanging death row convicts
Court modifies Azad''s bail order, allows him to visit Delhi for medical, election purposes
Despite protests, CAA will not be withdrawn: Amit Shah
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal files nomination after waiting for over 6 hours: AAP
Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses death row convict''s plea claiming juvenility
No right to live in India if you can't accept Vande Mataram: Pratap Sarangi
Impossible to provide proof of religious persecution under CAA: Assam Min Himanta Biswa
Real problem in country is unemployment, not population: Owaisi
Don't do politics over Nirbhaya case: Kejriwal to BJP
Will probe Digvijaya's phone-tapping claims: Maha minister
Owaisi hits out at Bipin Rawat on "de-radicalisation" comments
Owaisi hits out at Bipin Rawat on "de-radicalisation" comments
Eye on 2021 WB assembly polls, BJP re-elects Dilip Ghosh as state chief
Soldier killed, 3 injured as avalanche hits army post in Kargil
HP cabinet expansion after appointment of Nadda as BJP's national president: CM
India's way not to be disruptive, it is decider rather than abstainer: Jaishankar
Budget Session of Parliament to commence on Jan 31
Protests held at several DU colleges against CAA
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Want to make film on Chandragupta Maurya: Kangana Ranaut
 Patna: Actor Kangana Ranaut has expressed her desire to make a movie on Chandragupta, the shepherd-  
Karanvir Bohra's 'The Casino' starts filming
Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein biopic lands at Netflix
Want to do age-appropriate roles: Saif Ali Khan
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses
 Washington: The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesda
Trump 'would have loved' to have met Thunberg at Davos
China''s ex-Interpol chief sentenced to over 13 years in prison for corruption
Thousands of missing persons during Lanka''s civil war are ''dead'': President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
KERALA NEWS
Kerala set to get two fab labs
 Kochi: Kerala will get two new fab labs this weekend when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurate
Sabarimala pilgrimage season ends peacefully
Mortal remains of Keralites to bring back quickly, says Union Minister V Muraleedharan
Kerala govt will continue fight against CAA: Minister
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2020 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.