Contractors continue to dump muck, boulder in river Chenab, authorities unmoved

“The muck is allegedly dumped into river Chenab Bislari Nullah and their tributaries are damaging water resources greenery and other natural resources,” they complained .

MM PARVAIZ
Ramban, Publish Date: Jun 19 2017 2:43AM | Updated Date: Jun 19 2017 2:43AM
Contractors continue to dump muck, boulder in river Chenab, authorities unmoved

The constriction companies including sub concentrators of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) engaged in widening of road and other related works between Nashri to Banihal are continuously violating environmental laws by dumping muck boulder in river Chenab.

These companies are reportedly dumping muck in river Chenab Bislari Nullah and their tributaries despite being restrained by National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Some Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and workers working for environment blamed these contractors for violating environmental laws and memorandum of understating (MoU ) and directions of National Green Tribunal.

These NGO’s alleged that, “district administration concerned departments including pollution control board forest fisheries irrigation and flood control their officers and employees are looking this issue other way”.

“The muck is allegedly dumped into river Chenab Bislari Nullah and their tributaries are damaging water resources greenery and other natural resources,” they complained .

They also alleged that, “construction companies engaged by National Highway Authority of India for execution work of Jammu Srinagar National Highway between Nashri to Banihal have engaged some local men for execution work by misusing their local contact they are fearlessly dumping muck boulders into the river and river lets along National Highway even Nullahs”. are not speared by the contractors they alleged.

They also said “closures” developed by Social forest division Ramban and “village wood lots” alongside the National Highway have been damaged by dumping boulders and muck from Peera to Ramban.

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