Hearing On Varuna And Asi River In Ngt On 16 November 16 Monitoring Committee Submitted 232 Page Report

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Varanasi

Published by: Utpal Kant
Updated Wed, 25 Aug 2021 10:28 AM IST

Summary

The independent monitoring committee has not only considered the encroachment in Varuna and Asi river area but also recommended removal of all the encroachments with joint intervention of the government and district administration.

National Green Tribunal (NGT)
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The ongoing hearing in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding the pollution and encroachment of Asi and Varuna rivers in Varanasi seems to be reaching a decisive stage. The independent monitoring committee set up by the NGT has submitted a 232 page report prepared in the matter.Here, adjourning the hearing on August 24 by the NGT, the date of November 16 has been fixed for consideration of the report of experts and independent monitoring committee and hearing in the matter. The committee constituted by the NGT includes Namami Gange, Central Pollution Control Board, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and District Magistrate Varanasi and other river experts.

Advocate Saurabh Tiwari in the petitioner High Court told that the 232 page report prepared by the committee has been submitted by Namami Gange. The important point of this report is that the independent monitoring committee has not only considered the encroachment in Varuna and Asi river area but also recommended removal of all the encroachments with joint intervention of the government and district administration.

At the same time, it has also been suggested to eliminate the pollution prevailing in both the rivers. Several photographs have been included in the report by the independent monitoring committee from the origin of Varuna and Asi rivers to meet in the Ganges, which clearly shows that not only have both rivers been encroached, but both rivers are the victims of severe pollution.

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The ongoing hearing in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding the pollution and encroachment of Asi and Varuna rivers in Varanasi seems to be reaching a decisive stage. The independent monitoring committee set up by the NGT has submitted a 232-page report prepared in the matter.

Here, adjourning the hearing on August 24 by the NGT, the date of November 16 has been fixed for consideration of the report of experts and independent monitoring committee and hearing in the matter. The committee constituted by the NGT includes Namami Gange, Central Pollution Control Board, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and District Magistrate Varanasi and other river experts.

Advocate Saurabh Tiwari in the petitioner High Court told that the 232 page report prepared by the committee has been submitted by Namami Gange. The important point of this report is that the independent monitoring committee has not only considered the encroachment in Varuna and Asi river area but also recommended removal of all the encroachments with joint intervention of the government and district administration.

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