Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of river Ghaggar, 01/10/2019

  • 01/10/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Stench Grips Mansa's Sacred Ghaggar River With Yogender Kumar dated 01/10/2019 regarding pollution of river Ghaggar. The matter has been put up for consideration on the letter dated 30.09.2019 from Justice Pritam Pal, former Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and Chairman of an “ Executing Committee” constituted by the Tribunal for overseeing the execution of orders of the Tribunal to remedy the pollution of River Ghaggar. The letter suggests that having regard to the magnitude of monitoring work, one more Committee may be constituted. Counsel for the State of Punjab and Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh have also supported the suggestion for constitution of another committee.

The NGT directs "reconstitution of a monitoring committee" dealing with the polluted river stretches of River Sutlej and its tributaries and solid waste management issues in the State of Punjab by substituting Justice Jasbir Singh, former Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in place of Justice Pritam Pal.