Mathura, 2019-10-06 (VT): The Supreme Court has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to submit a status report on Yamuna Pollution recently. The report should also detail all measures taken by the Board for river cleaning.
Hearing a petition against NGT order dated April 2017 filed by the UP PCB, the bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Ravindra Bhatt ordered that the report be submitted within 6 weeks. Along with status update and details of undertaken projects, it should put forward suggestions to improve the condition of the river.
Two years back the NGT had ordered the CPCB to pay a fine Rs. 5 lakh for pollution in Mathura city. Additionally the Board was directed to identify a proper site for waste disposal and to construct a boundary wall alongside the Yamuna river bank to check garbage dumping around it. It had also given orders for the development of a Green Belt along the Yamuma.
During the hearing on Tuesday, the apex court asked the CPCB to depute an officer for inspecting the site and overseeing the preparation of the report. An update on the development status of Green Belt and boundary wall construction was also sought.