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Najafgarh Lake is a Heritage and to be protected by Delhi and Haryana Jointly: NGT

Lawstreet Journal 23 Sep 2020 1:38am

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National Green Tribunal ordered Delhi and Haryana to set up a proper plan for the protection of Najafgarh Lake. The NGT said, “In view of the fact that there is a large transboundary water body, which falls partly in Delhi and partly in Haryana, it will be appropriate that an environment-management plan is prepared by the state of Haryana and the NCT of Delhi.”

The Principal bench directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to jointly prepare an environmental management plan to notify and protect the Najafgarh Lake, which falls partly in the south-west part of Delhi and in the Neighboring state. According to the tribunal, the Lake is a temporary home for the migratory birds’ species. 

The Tribunal also stated that the plan should be prepared within the time period of three months. “The ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEF&CC) may steer the proceedings of the said plan with the assistance of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which may coordinate as a nodal agency,” the order stated.

According to the report submitted the Gurugram district magistrate said as per revenue records there is no other water body situated in the area and the area belongs partly to the government and partly to private owners. “However, factually, there is a large water body in existence and a management plan is under consideration of the state,” 

It was further told by the Haryana Government that according to the brief document submitted to MoEF&CC the water body in question was a lake and that… Continue Reading...

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