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Pipeline to supply recycled water soon, SDMC tells green court

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Wednesday has informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it was mulling over framing a scheme for laying a dedicated pipeline to supply recycled water in south Delhi.

The SDMC told a bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim that it would frame the scheme to use water from sewage treatment plants for maintenance of its parks and sought two weeks time for this. The NGT was also informed that as per its directions, a meeting was held in presence of officials from the AAP government, the Delhi Development Authority, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the SDMC to take immediate steps to prevent water wastage.

"According to the substance of the decision, the SDMC will frame a scheme for laying of the pipeline to use STP water for its parks. They seek two weeks time to frame a policy. They are permitted to file a copy of the draft policy," said the bench. The matter is fixed for hearing on May 29.

The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Mahesh Chandra Saxena, who claimed to be associated with an NGO working in the field of ground water conservation. He has sought directions to the SDMC to stop construction of rain water harvesting system in a nearby park near the Chhattarpur temple in south Delhi and restriction on ground water usage through borewells
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