Sewage outlets flowing from Mumbai into sea must have nets, say state agencies

The state environment department, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the forest department have told the National Green Tribunal (NGT), western bench, that nets should be installed at the mouth of marine sewage outfalls and nullahs that flow into creeks to prevent trash from entering the sea. The agencies made the statement in an affidavit that was filed in reply to an application made by environment group Vanashakti to the NGT regarding installation of nets across storm water drains to catch thrash.