In view of the increasing pollution in the Gomti River, the High Court has summoned a report on the status of pollution from the state government.
Lucknow. In view of the increasing pollution in the Gomti River, the High Court has summoned a report on the status of pollution from the state government. It has to be told in the report how many drains have been connected to the sewage treatment plant and whether sewage water is still being discharged into Gomti without treating it? What steps have been taken to prevent sewage flowing directly into Gomti. After the court order, the report will have to be submitted to the state government, municipal corporation, water corporation and pollution control board within 10 days. The next hearing of the case will be on 9 March.
Public interest litigation pending since 2003
The Bench of Justice Rituraj Awasthi and Justice Manish Mathur has given this order on the PIL pending since the year 2003 in the name of sewage treatment plant. In this, the issue of making Gomti pollution free was raised. For this, orders were issued from time to time in the court.
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board monitored Gomti from several places between January 2020 and December 2020. Here biochemical oxygen demand, total coliform bacteria and fecal bacteria were measured. The report found that at these places Gomti has come under the category of worst to worst. The Gomti river has come under the category ‘C’ to ‘E’.