M.C Mehata vs. Union of India | Ganga River Pollution Case | FindYourAdvocate

 M.C MEHATA VS. UNION OF INDIA


M.C Mehata vs. Union of India | Ganga River Pollution Case | FindYourAdvocate


On a PIL filed with the aid of using the Mr. M. C. Mehta U/A 32 of Indian Constitution, it became determined with the aid of using the Supreme Court that water of River Ganga became especially poisonous close to Kanpur town- because the Tanneries withinside the region had been discharging their untreated effluents into the River. Also, 9 nallahs had been discharging sewage effluents and sludge into the river. Similarly, lifeless our bodies and half-burnt our bodies had been additionally been thrown into the river. Also, the water deliver and sanitary situations withinside the complete town became insufficient and now no longer as much as the marks of a ordinary town.

The petitioner demanded the issuance of a writ/order/course to restrain the State of U.P from letting out alternate effluents into River Ganga.
It became contended with the aid of using the respondents that the Tanneries from the Kanpur town- because of their loss of bodily centers and technical expertise and funds- it became now no longer feasible for them to put in the right remedy centers.

The Court rejecting their contentions stated that “the monetary capability of a tannery ought to be taken into consideration inappropriate whilst requiring them to set up number one trea6tment flora… Just like an enterprise which can't pay minimal wages to its employees can't be allowed to exist, the tanneries which can't installation a number one remedy plant can't be accredited to
Further, the courtroom docket determined that the contents of iron and manganese had been better from the ISI limits of river water which became discovered to be very dangerous for consumption.

The courtroom docket ordered the Tanneries which did now no longer seemed earlier than the courtroom docket ought to forestall functioning and earlier than they restart , they should set up pre-remedy machineries for alternate effluents.
Therefore, the courtroom docket held the Kanpur Mahanagarpalika accountable and additionally surpassed numerous course for the PCA (Prevention, Control and Abatement) of pollutants of River Ganga, a number of which had been:
Increase of length of sewers in hard work colonies;
Construction of numerous numbers of latrines and urinals;
Preventing the throwing the lifeless our bodies and half-burnt our bodies or ashes after Funeral ceremonies into the river;
Installing remedy flora in tanneries and different factories;
Observe the ‘Keep the village smooth week’
Addition of slides regarding significance and purity of water withinside the theatre on the time of intervals.

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