NGT directs 18 states, 2 UTs to submit action plan on utilisation of treated waste water

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed 18 states and two Union Territories to submit action plan to ensure utilisation of treated waste water to reduce pressure on the ground water resources throughout the country.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the states and UTs to submit the action plan within three months to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The green panel said the states which have still not furnished their action plans are defaulters for violating the directions of the tribunal for which no valid reason can be seen.

It noted that only nine states and five UTs have submitted the action plan. (AGENCIES)