The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued show cause notice to all 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) in the national Capital after officials found them "non-operational" or not adhering to prescribed effluent standards as a result of which the Yamuna is getting massively polluted.
According to a DPCC order an environmental compensation of Rs 12.05 crore will be imposed on these CETPs if they fail to submit a reply within 15 days
"These CETPs have been found non-functional or not complying with prescribed effluent standards even after repeated directions by the DPCC, as a result of which the Yamuna is getting massively polluted," a statement from the office of Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.
"These CETPs were found not complying with prescribed effluent standards even after repeated directions being given by the DPCC. The Delhi government is working continuously towards fulfilling his dream of making the Yamuna clean by 2023. The Delhi government has taken several effective measures to clean the Yamuna on a war footing," it said.
"The DPCC has found that the 13 CETPs of Delhi are either non-functional or partially functional which is causing massive pollution to the Yamuna. CETPs play a key role to treat the polluted waters coming out from the industries; therefore, the prescribed effluent standards should be maintained. After repeated interventions where they have not complied with our directions, stern action has been taken and in the near future, we will monitor the situation," it added.