Supreme Court asks report on level of pollution in Yamuna

Supreme Court directed the Central Pollution Control Board to examine the sample of Yamuna water.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011, 18:07 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought
to know the level of pollution in the river Yamuna and
directed the Central Pollution Control Board to file a report
within two weeks after examining the sample of its water.

A three Judge bench headed by the Chief Justice S H
Kapadia asked the pollution board to take three water samples
near severage plant and file the report on pollution level.
"Court wants to know the level of pollution in the
river. Centre Pollution Control Board would file the report
with regard to pollution level within two weeks," the bench
said asking the Board to examine the water pollution.

The Court passed the order in a case which it had
taken suo-moto cognizance way back in December 1994 on the
basis of news report on the level of pollution in Yamuna.

The apex court since then has been monitoring the
cleaning of Yamuna.
When the apex court had pulled up the authority on
January 30, 2008 and wanted to know if the river could be
cleaned before 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Jal Board
had said the cleaning project would be completed by January
2012.

PTI