Can Ganga be restored?
An Allaho case has been registered by the Allahabad High Court to protect and restore the waters of the Ganga River.
Attorney Tripti Verma brought this to the attention of the court, who claimed the Ganga and Yamuna waters had deteriorated significantly.
According to the State Pollution Control Board’s report, the water was suitable for bathing but not drinking.
Several drains and other sources of untreated water were found to have flowed directly into the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers, causing the water to change color, despite the fact that the court ordered them to be connected to sewage treatment plants.
The court asked the government to provide details of the measures taken to treat runoffs and the duration of the connection of all other runoffs to these treatment plants.
She has given the Amicus Curie, AK Gupta and government officials permission to visit the sites where the runoffs flow into the rivers to assess the situation and learn about the wastewater treatment process.
The community commissioner concerned said that several private agencies have been appointed to deal with drains.
Amicus Curie contested these statements, claiming they were false. They sought additional time to produce recorded evidence.
While allowing the petitioner the necessary time, the court asked the municipal commissioner to produce the records of the agreements with the private entities charged with handling and monitoring the drains.
The Commissioner was also instructed to disclose the details of all violations and the number of law enforcement actions taken to date.
She also urged the authorities to strictly enforce the plastic waste ban on their territory.