NGT imposes monthly tax on all households in Delhi to clean up Yamuna River
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered that every household in Delhi must pay a monthly environmental compensation to clean up pollution in Yamuna River.
Decision in this regard was taken by NGT bench headed by its chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. This decision was given while hearing a petition by environmental activist, Manoj Misra against severe pollution in Yamuna River.
NGT has ordered that, to clean up Yamuna River the compensation will be paid by a particular household and will be directly proportional to the property tax or water tax, whichever is higher.
In case of households in unauthorised colonies, which do not pay property tax or water bill will pay the amount ranging from 100 to 500 rupees to clean river.
This compensation amount would be added to electricity bills, water bill or the property tax by the respective departments which will later transfer the money to Delhi government.
The fund collected from this environmental compensation will be utilized to set up new sewage treatment plants and provide other technology to clean up river Yamuna.