Delhi CM sets-up committee to look into matters related to water bodies

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday constituted a high level committee under the chairmanship of PWD minister Satyendra Jain to look into the matters related to water bodies in the national capital.

Water Minister Kapil Mishra and Environment and Forests Minister Imran Hussain will be the members of this committee.

The CEO of Delhi Jal Board Keshav Chandra will be the Member Secretary of this committee.

The committee will look into the matters of water bodies in NCT of Delhi with issues related to taking necessary steps like site inspections (if required), 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 Committee will review the progress from time to time.

This is in reference to the NGT judgment order dated June 3 in the matter “Society for Protection of Culture Heritage, Environment, Traditions & Promotions of National Awareness (CHETNA) Vs. Union of India & Ors”. (ANI)