The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC) and the Okhla Industrial Area CETP Society were issued notices by the National Green Tribunal on 31 July over functioning of effluent treatment plants.
"The Lawrence Road Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) plant run by DSIIDC and Okhla plant run by Okhla CETP Society to show cause as to why environmental compensation not be imposed upon them for not maintaining these plants in proper condition and performing as per the prescribed standards," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.
The green panel also came down heavily on DSIIDC and Okhla Industrial Area CETP Society for poor maintenance of these plants and directed them to file affidavit within two weeks about the status of CETPs.
The Tribunal had earlier rapped DSIIDC over inordinate delay in functioning of CETPs in Okhla and Lawrence while rejecting DSIIDC's plea seeking six months to make them functional.
DSIIDC had told the Tribunal that out of 13 CETPs installed by it, 11 were functional and treating municipal sewage efficiently.
Haryana had told the bench that all CETPs and STPs in the state will be properly established by 2017 and water will be recycled for minimum discharge into Yamuna which will not contain any pollutants.