An inquiry has been initiated by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) against officials who have issued occupation certificates (OCs) to builders without checking if the mandatory requirement of installing a sewage treatment plant (STP) has been met or not.
After the issue was raised during the solid waste segregation and management checking drives, GNIDA CEO Narendra Bhooshan ordered a random check of some builder societies to check if STPs were functional and initiate inquiry against officials if these are not found in order.
Bhooshan told “I asked an official to head the fact-finding inquiry, check 10-15 spots and inform me if the STPs are installed and functional. I have been informed that they are either not working or not even installed at some places. This is a serious lapse and is also environmentally harmful.”
There are 197 builder projects in Greater Noida, of which about 45 have been completed and have been given OCs. Officials informed that while the waste management at these completed societies is being checked, it was found that at most places the STPs were not working.
Officials said that while some builders do not construct the STP at all, others often construct it but don’t make it functional.