The News Scroll 21 September 2020  Last Updated at 11:45 pm | Source: PTI

NGT panel asks UP to probe disappearance of water body on Noida morh

NGT panel asks UP to probe disappearance of water body on Noida morh
outlookindia.com
1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) An NGT-appointed panel for monitoring pollution in the Yamuna on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh administration to investigate the disappearance of a water body on the river floodplains near Noida morh due to alleged illegal construction activity.  

In a letter to the principal secretary, Uttar Pradesh irrigation and flood control department, the two-member Yamuna Monitoring Committee said they recently received reports alleging encroachment in the Noida portion of the floodplains from a civil society organisation.

The Delhi Chapter of South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) claimed a water body existed on Noida morh, opposite Akshardham Temple, before 2016.

It said large scale construction on the floodplains in violation of a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order led to the disappearance of the water body.

Heavy machines were used for levelling the floodplains, it claimed.

The panel, comprising retired NGT expert member B S Sajawan and former Delhi Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra, has asked the UP department concerned to investigate the matter and submit a detailed action taken report by September 28. PTI GVS KJ KJ


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
Next Story : Pune COVID-19 cases cross 2.54 lakh; 76 die
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store