News Karnataka
Thursday, November 30 2023
Tamil Nadu

Chennai: NGT asks TN govt to ensure clean Cooum, Adyar rivers

NGT asks TN govt to ensure clean Cooum, Adyar rivers
Photo Credit : IANS
Chennai: The Southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that the Cooum and Adyar rivers are cleaned.

According to sources, the directive follows reports of rampant discharge of sewage into the rivers turning them into hotbeds of pollution.

A bench comprising Justice Pushpa Satyanarayan and expert member Satyagopal Korlapati asked the state to check the illegal dumping of garbage into the rivers besides utilising the funds sanctioned for it.

The Green Tribunal also directed the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary to convene a meeting of all the department heads and to issue necessary orders on the monitoring of these rivers. It also directed to properly monitor the Buckingham Canal in Chennai and to prevent its pollution and garbage disposal into it.

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) and Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Public Works Department of Tamil Nadu, and Chennai River Restoration Trust (CRRT) have been asked to file their independent reports on the issues highlighted in media reports and on the action taken on these issues.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Editor's Pick

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp