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Hindon River : Report On Pollution

Hindon River : Report On Pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently asked the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to submit an additional report on pollution of the Hindon River.

  • Hindon River is a tributary of the Yamuna River and is primarily a rain-fed river.
  • It originates from the lower Shivalik ranges in Saharanpur District of Uttar Pradesh.
  • It flows across the industrial belt of Western Uttar Pradesh for 400 kilometres before discharging into the Yamuna River in Noida.
  • The Kali (West) River and Krishni River are the main tributaries of River Hindon.
  • Due to urban, agricultural, and industrial waste which is being released without sufficient treatment into its waters, the Hindon is now one of the most polluted stretches in the Ganga basin.
  • In 2015, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) found the Hindon’s pollution levels were so severe that it was declared a ‘dead river’ and ‘unfit’ even for bathing in several sections of the river.

National Green Tribunal (NGT):

  • It has been established under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010.
  • Effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources.
  • It is mandated to make disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of the filing of the same.