BMC penalized worth 28.2 crores for discharging untreated effluents ahead of BMC elections 2022

by Web Desk | Published: 25 Nov 2021

BMC penalized worth 28.2 crores for discharging untreated effluents ahead of BMC elections 2022
Ahead of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections 2022, around the corner the civic body has slipped its pace where it has been levied a penalty of a total of 28.2 crores for discharging untreated and hazardous effluents into the city creeks, water bodies and polluting mangroves. Not only this but the green court has also stated that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal be present in person at the next date of hearing in this regard. 
 
The total amount that has been charged against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is to be paid to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in three months. This charge against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) came soon after a petition was filed by Vanashakti which is a city-based NGO stating that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was continuing polluting the city’s creeks and water bodies. A 34 crores environmental compensation is also to be paid by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to the CPCB. 
 
The research of Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute in Mumbai was noted by the Tribunal which revealed that around 25 percent of the city’s sewage enters water bodies untreated, which leads to poor quality and leaves quantities of trash along Mumbai beaches, solid waste which comprises full of plastic carry bags, thermocol plates, Styrofoam cups, etc. 
 
Not only this research by the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute has stated it, but even the data also stand of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has noted that there was huge untreated sewage which continues to be discharged into the water bodies in violation of the law. This decision was welcomed by Stalin D the director of NGO Vanashakti stating that they express their deepest gratitude to NGT for upholding the polluter pays principle.