SC seeks information on Yamuna cleaning project



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 weeks.

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.

PTI