Don’t just write letters to states, take time-bound action to check water wastage: NGT to Centre

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has expressed dissatisfaction over the report filed by the Centre on checking water wastage, and said that apart from writing letters to states there has to be specific time-bound action plan, monitoring and coercive steps.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson NGT Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said though response has been filed both by the Ministry of Jal Shakti as well as Delhi Jal Board, it does not show clear enforceable policy to check such misuse and wastage.

“The affidavit is vague and general,” it said.

It is stated that letters have been written to the states, the bench said, adding that this step by itself can hardly be enough to discharge the public trust reposed in the Ministry of Jal Shakti.

“Apart from writing letter, there has to be specific time-bound action plans and monitoring which should include coercive measures for enforcement. (AGENCIES)