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Take steps on waste post Kumbh: NGT to UP CS

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the UP leader secretary to take pressing steps to dispose of the solid waste that has accrued in Allahabad put up Kumbh Mela and fix accountability of officials on this regard.

Taking observe of a file filed through a committee headed through Justice Arun Tandon, the NGT mentioned the placement in the area was alarming and it needed to be handled on an pressing basis to steer clear of the unfold of epidemics.

A bench headed through NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel mentioned accountability will have to be fastened at the ground degree and personal supervision through senior degree officials ensured.

"We accordingly direct that an appropriate monitoring mechanism of fixing accountability of ground level officers and the level of the officers required to monitor may be determined by the chief secretary at the earliest, preferably before April 26 on which date, the chief secretary, state of Uttar Pradesh, is expected to appear before this tribunal," the bench mentioned.

The tribunal mentioned that on perusal of photographs, it was found that there was an pressing need for recovery paintings for remedy of sewage water, remediation paintings for drains and cast waste processing.

The route got here after analyzing the file of Justice Tandon which mentioned that a lot of toilets were constructed at quite a lot of camps on the 'Arail' facet very close to the river.

"Sewage received at the Rajapur STP was in excess of the installed capacity. Only 50 per cent of Rajapur drain was being treated through Geo tube and the remaining 50 per cent was being permitted to enter river Ganga without treatment. At Jodhwal Nala Rasoolabad, the capacity of bio remediation technology was 6 million litres per day," the file mentioned.

"At Salori STP, the 29 MLD plant was not working satisfactorily. Sewage was in excess of capacity. BOD level was 47 mg per litre. The Geo tube was not working satisfactorily. 50 per cent of the sewage from the Salori drain was being trapped. Remaining was being permitted to enter river Ganga without treatment," it added.

The tribunal had earlier asked the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to watch the surroundings all over the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad.

The NGT had mentioned that since the religious festival was being conducted on a big scale, segregation of waste will have to be achieved at supply through teaching the folk.

It had directed that the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and different government to show posters and banners and distribute handbills to coach people with regard to waste management.

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