Lucknow Omax City Residents and Allottees Association (LORAA) has filed a petition to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the encroachment of water sources such as lakes and natural sewers at alarming speed near the Aurangabad Khalsa area.
The LORAA has demanded a report of anti-encroachment projects initiated by the government for pond mapping and water conservation. Residents’ welfare association blamed the land mafia for bridging the lakes quickly.
LORAA President HK Singh said, “There is a huge water source in the revenue record which is being overridden by the builder and his associates. This water source is a pond and an important source of natural water recharge to the area. The said builder has treated the pool badly and half of the pond has been destroyed due to encroachment. A few acres have been seized of the pond’s total basin, and in some places the entire land has been seized, forcing us to contact the NGT.
All we need is to save the lake from disappearing, because the invaders have also started land-grabbing teasers, which the authorities know. Despite repeatedly applying for inspection of the lake, the volume of the lake has disappeared, leaving only the remaining part.
Ambraish Mishra, former president of Lora, said, “The overflow of water bodies, pools and natural sewers is progressing at an alarming rate. The mapping and anti-encroachment schemes initiated by the government for water conservation are being carried out at a rapid pace. Flooding outbreaks in our cities and towns during rainfall are the result of overflowing lakes and lakes.
Two years ago, the concerned builder pumped out about six and a half hectares of pond water on Bijanur Road in order to build a 2200 KLD sewage treatment plant (STP). Settlement. It was further promised by the builder that the treated water would be left to the pool after the STP was implemented. Instead, the builders of the STP purified water in the colony are secretly let into the drain outside the colony. For this, the sewage from the STP is being dumped into the municipal sewer using underground pipes. This is done to dry the pond in an organized way to override the land.
Residents have urged the NGT to direct the authorities to restore the lake’s water holding capacity by releasing treated water according to regulatory standards to maintain groundwater levels and improve the environment.
Residents have requested that the authorities be directed to file FIRs against the guilty by installing mark pillars to protect the lakes, lakes and water bodies from stress.