The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 24 August 2015 directed the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and the civic authorities of Ghaziabad to impose 20000 rupees fine on polluters of Hindon River.
Further, the tribunal also ordered the authorities to clear the entire municipal solid waste and construction debris dumped along the canal by 26 August 2015.
These directions were issued by the bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar during the hearing of a litigation filed by JP Sharma, a Delhi resident, against the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
About Hindon River
• It is a tributary of Yamuna River and originates in the Saharanpur District of Uttar Pradesh in Lower Himalayan Range.
• It flows between Ganges and Yamuna rivers, for 400 kilometres through the districts of Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat , Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida before joining Yamuna river just outside Delhi.
• It is one of the highly polluted rivers in the Ganges Basin as it flows through highly populated and polluted areas of Uttar Pradesh.
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What: Ordered by the NGT
When: 24 August 2015