SC takes cognizance of pollution in Yamuna issues notice to Haryana

  • | Wednesday | 13th January, 2021

New Delhi January 13The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of pollution in the Yamuna after Delhi Jal Board (DJB) alleged that water containing high pollutants is being released in the river from Haryana. We are taking suo motu cognisance of pollution in entire Yamuna river" said the bench which also comprised Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian. In the proceedings conducted through video conferencing the top court also appointed senior advocate Meenakshi Arora as amicus curiae to assist it in hearing the suo motu case. "What should they do to reduce the pollutants" the bench asked and fixed the plea for hearing on Tuesday. It asked the DJB to serve the copy of the petition and the notice on Haryana for filing the response.

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