The HC issued notices to the chief secretary, principal secretary (Environment Science and Technology), state authorities, chairman of HP State Pollution Control Board and deputy commissioner of Mandi.
The matter has been posted for May 31 for additional listening to.
The division bench comprising the Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Sandeep Sharma, handed these orders in a petition taken up suo moto by the Court as Public Interest Litigation, on a letter addressed to the Chief Justice, by one Narender Saini, chairman, Dev Bhumi Environment Savior Forum, Mandi.
The petitioner has said that as per the order dated August 9, 2017, handed by the National Green Tribunal, it’s obligatory to release 15 to 20% water from dams. However, from March 27 this yr onwards, solely nominal water is being launched from Pandoh and Barot dams into the Beas and Uhal rivers.
He has alleged that a number of requests had been made to the involved division and a grievance was additionally registered on the chief minister helpline quantity. He additional alleged that the problem was additionally introduced to the notice of the Regional Pollution Control Board Bilaspur and the officers of Pollution Control Board even performed inspection of Pandoh and Barot dams. During inspection, the water was launched for some time, however as quickly as inspection get together left, the move of the water was once more stopped.
It has been additional alleged that dam authority is offering mistaken data to the State Government that they’re releasing water as per norms. It has additionally said by petitioner that Pollution Control Board has issued a number of present trigger notices to the dam authorities, however no fruitful outcome has come out.
The petitioner has alleged that this act of dam authorities may end up in spreading of ailments and it is usually a menace to the setting and aquatic creatures. It may also lead to shortage of ingesting water and irrigation due to insufficient water being launched by the dam authorities, he stated, submitting that he’s working for defense of setting and has sought indulgence of the High Court within the matter.