National Green Tribunal Demands Fresh Report on Badrinath Waste Management

The National Green Tribunal has called for a detailed report from the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board on solid and liquid waste management in Badrinath, focusing on the sewage treatment plant's functionality and the discharge of untreated sewage into the Alaknanda river.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 03-06-2024 17:04 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 17:04 IST
National Green Tribunal Demands Fresh Report on Badrinath Waste Management
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The National Green Tribunal has demanded a comprehensive report from the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board regarding the solid and liquid waste management systems in Badrinath. The tribunal seeks clarity on the complete sewage network and its carrying capacity.

The NGT's probe stems from concerns about the malfunctioning sewage treatment plant (STP) in Badrinath and the direct discharge of untreated sewage into the Alaknanda river. The tribunal had previously requested a report from the board, but findings were deemed unsatisfactory.

NGT Chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava, noting the report's deficiencies, highlighted the problematic location of the STP, situated perilously close to the riverbank. The bench, comprising Justice Shrivastava, judicial member Arun Kumar Tyagi, and expert member A Senthil Vel, pointed out gaps in the disclosed data, including solid waste treatment specifics and sewage network details.

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