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NGT summons environment secy over dirty water issue

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken exception to the non-submission of status report on quality of water supplied to households in the national Capital by the Delhi government despite repeated directions.

Noting that not even a single report has been filed till date, a Bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, summoned the Delhi Environment Secretary with the report on the next date of hearing – September 9.

The appalling picture of water supply in the Capital had last year prompted the tribunal to seek the response of the city government in the matter.

The green panel had taken suo moto cognisance of a newspaper report, which had revealed that the “stinking and dirty” water flowing through water supply lines and the borewells were pumping out contaminated water.

Later, it had constituted a committee and asked it to submit a complete and comprehensive report.
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