A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted a joint committee comprising officials of Delhi Jal Board, Central Pollution Control Board and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to look into the matter and take remedial action in accordance with the law.
"The committee may ascertain the technical efficacy of installed systems and changes, if any, required and the issue of contamination of ground water.
"An action taken report may be furnished to this Tribunal within two months by e-mail . The DJB will be the nodal agency for coordination and compliance," the bench said.
The applicant may serve a set of papers on the DJB, CPCB and DPCC and file affidavit of service within one week, the NGT said.
The matter is listed for next hearing on October 22.
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by city resident Mahesh Chandra Saxena seeking inspection of all the rain water harvesting systems constructed in all the societies of Dwarka by a team consisting of the ground water cell of the Delhi Jal Board, member from the Central Pollution Control Board and the applicant, and collection and sending of samples for examination in the Lab.
The plea also sought directions to make the non-functional rain water harvesting systems found in the inspection as functional for recharge of only roof top pure rain water so that ground water is not contaminated.
According to the applicant he has conducted a survey of rain water harvesting systems of 40 societies in Dwarka and found deficiencies.
"The borewells are deeper, enabling polluted water to mix with the groundwater. This requires joint inspection of rain water systems in all areas of Delhi to ensure proper functional design, level at which the borewell should be installed, use of gravel, coarse, sand in filter," the plea said. PTI PKS TDS TDS
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