New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the
Centre and the governments of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh
to furnish information on expenditure incurred by them for
making the Yamuna clean.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia asked the
Central Water Pollution Control Board to take sample of water
of river Yamuna and submit a report on its cleanliness.
"The Central Water Pollution Control Board shall take
samples of water of river Yamuna from the states of Haryana,
Delhi and Uttar Pradesh till Agra and submit their report
within four weeks," the bench said.
It directed all the authorities related to control of
Yamuna Water Pollution to gives details of the steps taken by
them in this regard.
"How many committees have been appointed under the
orders of this court or otherwise, by the state governments,
directly with reference to this writ petition. Details with
regard to the functioning of these committees, analysis of the
reports, if any, submitted by the said committees and
implementation of their reports, may also be furnished," the
bench said and posted the matter for further hearing after six
The court was hearing a case which it took suo moto
cognisance upon an article on pollution in Yamuna published
in a national daily in 1994.