High Court concerned over Musi pollution

There is no use telling people stories on the reasons for failure to stop pollution of Musi river which was once a source of drinking water, observed Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Ramesh Ranganathan — while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition over Musi pollution — said it was high time the government acted swiftly on the matter. There was no use in trying to list out reasons behind Musi river pollution, the Bench observed.

When the Government counsel said that a “master plan” was on the anvil on the matter, the Chief Justice remarked what would happen to the servants by the time the masters arrived. “Why cannot the Pollution Control Board stop pollution of Musi river,” the Chief Justice sought to know. Instead of planning to clean, clear and beautify the Musi with ‘master plans’, it was essential to stop its pollution first, the Bench noted. The hearing was posted after two weeks.

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