|NGT orders demarcation of Deepor Beel|
GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - The Kolkata-based Eastern Zone (EZ) Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Chief Secretary of the State to take immediate steps for demarcation of the Deepor Beel wetland area for its proper protection in terms of the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010.
The Chief Secretary has also been asked to submit the action taken report on the next date of hearing of the case (Original Application No 19/2014/EZ; Rohit Choudhury versus Union of India and Others). The next date of hearing of the case is scheduled for October 30, 2015.
The EZ Bench order, passed on September 23, 2015, came in the wake of a prayer made by the Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) that the Deepor Beel area is required to be demarcated immediately for its proper protection in terms of the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rule, 2010.