more-inThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed a plea seeking the demolition of a Haj House in Ghaziabad. Salvi, however, noted that the construction of the Haj House was not on the floodplains and dismissed the petition. The panel further directed the Uttar Pradesh Haj House Committee to ensure the installation of a sewage treatment plant to treat the domestic effluents that are generated. “Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board shall inspect the premises within one week and in the event of there being no STP of the specific capacity being found installed at the said Haj House, the Haj House shall be sealed,” said the Bench. The plea had alleged that the Haj House had been constructed in violation of previous directions passed by the UP Chief Secretary.
Source: The Hindu February 19, 2018 20:23 UTC