Domestic use of ground water in North-West Delhi
DPCC (Delhi Pollution Control Committee) without doing any inspection and survey issued a Chaspa and has asked us to pay Rs 100000 as a penalty for polluting the Environment as per various laws and guidelines. I checked the guidelines of Central Ground Water Authority which says that if anyone uses up to 2 HP of motor and draws water from one boring for domestic purpose, he is not supposed to take any NOC.
The Recovery notice is stamped and signed by SDM office. It says that we were served a notice on 29/08/2019 but we did not receive any notice. Also, the recovery notice is under Section -139, Delhi Land Reforms Act 1984. It talks of an arrest and attachment of property if Rs 100000 is not paid. When we went to SDM to explain that we do not have any activity polluting environment and just use water for domestic purposes. He is not ready to listen to us as they all are corrupt.
What should we do to complain against this flouting of rules by DPCC and SDM office as I think we are not creating any pollution and using boring water only for domestic purpose with the guidelines of Central Ground Water Authority?
Asked 7 months ago in Criminal Law from United States
Central Ground Water Authority does not handle cases of Delhi. Also, there is no framework about domestic usage of ground water in Delhi till date. Can I file for injunction in a district court or I need to file a writ petition in High court only? Also, can I approach National Green Tribunal (NGT) for relief and set aside the recovery notice by SDM?
Asked 7 months ago