“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to be dispersed because we have been ignorant of their value.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
It is a well-established principle that Every action has an opposite and equal reaction. In the era of industrialization, we are living on this planet as if we have another one to go. Taking things for granted has been the psychology of humans. We often hear about cases where rivers are being destroyed beyond repair.
In a similar case of Suraj Pradip Ajmera v. Aurangabad Municipal, The National Green Tribunal has asked the Urban Development Department (UDD) to submit an action plan in a tabular chart within 15 days, for laying the underground sewage pipeline to prevent the pollution of the Kham and Sukhana rivers.
An interim action plan was submitted before the tribunal but the same was disapproved and termed the reply as “absolutely vague”.
Earlier a committee was also formed by the Urban Development Department which was headed by the Aurangabad District Collector. This committee was responsible for creating an action plan to address the issue of river pollution.