CM Arvind Kejriwal sets up panel to look into matters related to water bodies

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New Delhi | Published: June 10, 2016 1:13:55 PM

A senior government official said the committee will look into matters related to water bodies in Delhi and issues related to taking necessary steps like site inspections, proper identification/confirmation of water bodies for updated inventory, suggesting suitable recommendations to restore them.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of PWD Minister Satyendar Jain to look into matters related to water bodies.(PTI)Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal constituted a high-level committee to look into matters related to water bodies.(PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of PWD Minister Satyendar Jain to look into matters related to water bodies in the national capital.

Water Minister Kapil Mishra and Environment & Forests Minister Imran Hussain will be members of the committee. The CEO of Delhi Jal Board, Keshav Chandra will be its Member Secretary.

A senior government official said the committee will look into matters related to water bodies in Delhi and issues related to taking necessary steps like site inspections, proper identification/confirmation of water bodies for updated inventory, suggesting suitable recommendations to restore them, rain water harvesting for the benefit of water bodies along with their development and beautification plan on targeted basis for all the water bodies-owning agencies.

The official said the move is in reference to the NGT’s June 3 judgment on ‘Society for Protection of Culture Heritage, Environment, Traditions & Promotions of National Awareness (CHETNA) vs. Union of India & Ors’.

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