The National Green Tribunal has directed the Urban Development Department to file a new status report by email regarding the furnishing action plan for sewage treatment for the Trimbakeshwar Municipal Council and for the enhancement of the STP capacity-new scheme STP (5 MLD).
Earlier the Tribunal had sought a report from the Secretary, Urban Development (Local Bodies) Maharastra after taking necessary measures for the proper functioning of STP and to prevent sewage being discharged into the river at Trimbakeshwar, Nasik district in view of the reports filed by the District Collector, Nasik and the State PCB.
Amidst various directions, both the reports unanimously directed the Municipal Council to increase the capacity of the Sewage treatment plant from 1.0 MLD to 4.5 MLD as a top priority.
Subsequently, the Urban Development Department submitted a report for furnishing an action plan for sewage treatment for the Trimabakeshwar Municipal Council and for the enhancement of the STP capacity-new scheme STP (5MLD).
With regard to the report filed by the Urban Development Department, the Tribunal directed for the preponement of the timelines (i.e., 31.08.2020, 31.08.2022 and 30.06.2023) mentioned for administrative approval, completion of work and 100% treatment for the generation of sewage and achieving effluent discharge standards for Sewage Treatment Plants (STP).
The Tribunal issued the said direction in accordance with the order dated 24.01.2020 in O.A. No. 606/2018, Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, which was passed in the presence of the Chief Secretary, Maharastra.
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