Stop discharge of sewage into Ganga: Allahabad HC

The High Court also asked the concerned parties to submit a report on the purity of river in Allahabad.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 18:23 IST

The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the UP Pollution Control Board, District Magistrate Allahabad and Chief Engineer of the city water corporation -- Jal Nigam -- to stop the discharge of sewage into the Ganga.

The High Court also asked the concerned parties to submit a report on the purity of river in Allahabad.

The order was passed on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Brahmchari Hari Chaitanyaji Maharaj, who prayed that the state government be directed to release water in the river during the 'Magh Mela'.

A two judge bench comprising Justice SR Alam and Justice Sudhir Agrawal fixed the date of report submission on January 31.

The board informed the court that 450 cusecs of water was released from Narora on January 25 and is expected to reach the city by the night of January 28.

It argued that pollution in the river was due to the non-availibility of water.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 18:23 IST