Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
June 29, Thursday 2017 9:07 AM       

       HEADLINES: Attack on actress: Govt is with the victim, says Kodiyeri                                              Pulsar Suni hid phone in kitchen                                              Loknath Behera appointed state police chief                                              Half done things will be completed, says Behera                                              There are no known criminals in film industry: Innocent                                              Operations at Jawaharlal Nehru port in Mumbai hit by ransomware                                              Aadhaar-PAN linking must from July 1, govt notifies rules                                              Junaid Khan lynching: Four more including 50-yr-old arrested                                              Iran accuses US of 'brazen' plan to change its govt Advertisement                                              Modi world's most important PM: Israeli daily                                              Modi, Trump meeting a 'tremendous success': US experts                                              Need to be consistent to win big events, says Prannoy                                              FIFA discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report                                              Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumph                                              Anyone can apply: Ganguly on Shastri                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WEIRDNEWS Next Article: Kanye West hires Kim Kardashian lookalikes' after robbery  
       Poop falling from skies in New Delhi!! NGT orders inspection
 
         Posted on :21:09:33 Oct 28, 2016
   
A A
       Last edited on:21:09:33 Oct 28, 2016
         Tags: Poop falling from skies in New Delhi!! NGT or
 
NEW DELHI: Imagine human excreta falling on you from airplanes flying above!! A former senior armyman has moved the National Green Tribunal alleging dumping of human waste by aircraft over residential areas near the IGI airport here, which led the green panel to order an inspection of his South Delhi house.
 
Lt Gen (Retd) Satwant Singh Dahiya has sought criminal proceedings against commercial airlines and levy of hefty fines on them for endangering the health of residents, terming the act as violation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
 
Noting the submissions of the petitioner, the green panel directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to depute a senior environmental engineer to inspect his house and check the existence of human excreta on the walls.
 
It also asked CPCB that if excreta was found, samples should be collected for analysis and the report placed before the tribunal. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also issued notices to the Ministries of Environment and Forests and Civil Aviation and CPCB, seeking their replies within two weeks.
 
Plane toilets store human waste in special tanks. These are normally disposed of by ground crew once the plane lands, but aviation officials acknowledge that lavatory leaks can occur in the air at times. There have been instances, including in India, when people have been injured.
 
In his petition, Vasant Enclave resident Dahiya has sought creation of a 24-hour helpline for immediate reporting of the incident and a monitoring mechanism to check that no aircraft drops "human soil or excreta" while landing.
 
"For past more than the week in the early morning, we found that walls and floors of terrace of our house splattered with large patches of excreta dumped by aircraft flying in front of Palam airport at night. This is the second time this has happened. Last time it had occurred in early October when we had spent Rs 50,000 to get the entire exterior resurfaced with fresh paint.
 
"Diwali is only few days away and being the festive season having recently finished fresh coating of the house exterior at considerable experience to clean up the premises. We are again faced with having our walls completed spattered with waste. We are retired people and cannot afford to have this defacement everyday," the plea said. 
 
The bench, also comprising U D Salvi, said "we direct senior environmental engineer from CPCB to visit the premises of the applicant and check whether as a matter of fact remnant of human excreta are found on the walls or on terrace floor of the applicant's building or any building adjacent thereto.
 
"If the remnants are found, its samples should be collected for analysis in order to confirm its nature and analysis report be placed before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing" on November 25.
 
Advocate B V Niren, appearing for Civil Aviation Ministry, opposed the argument and said plane toilets stored the waste in special tanks which are normally disposed of by ground crews once the plane lands.
 
In January this year, a woman in a village near Bhopal suffered injuries when a frozen mass bounced off a nearby building and fractured her shoulder. Aviation experts then believed that the mass could have been either blue ice, a term used to describe sewage leaked form an aircraft lavatory, or a megacryometeor - an extremely large chunk of ice formed under unusual conditions. Similar incidents have been reported from the US and the UK too. 
A A
       WEIRDNEWS
Next Article: Kanye West hires Kim Kardashian lookalikes' after robbery
 
 
WEIRDNEWS HEADLINES
Playing video games makes you a better university student!  
UP minister's guard carries gun during MRI scan, ruins machine  
Saddam tries to get Aadhar card for Bin Laden  
Aussie senator breastfeeds in Parliament  
Pet dogs may help cut stress in kids: study  
Rats, it's now hic hic time in Udaipur!  
Rats drinking alcohol: Bihar police  
Fruit Juice Floods Russian Town After Factory Roof Collapses  
Veg dishes irk groom, bride finds another man  
Book reveals why Jinnah shaved off his moustache  
Treatment-resistant 'HIV reservoir' cells identified  
Kidnapping, forced marriage: Pakistan's Hindu women hope for protection  
Dogs can adopt human perspective to find food: study  
Legal spat in US over parents wanting to name child "Allah"  
Chimp filmed cleaning dead son's teeth for first time  
Mediterranean diet may improve sperm quality: study  
Sexual harassment at epidemic levels in UK universities: Report  
Oscar statue is worth only USD 10  
Eating less may slow ageing: study  
Saudi prince buys airplane seats to transport 80 falcons (Video)  
Puppies respond more readily to 'baby talk'  
64-yr-old woman becomes oldest mother in China to deliver baby  
Passenger removed from flight after confrontation with Ivanka Trump  
Stressed snakes strike first: study  
500-kg Egyptian woman to visit India soon for surgery  
 
Do you think there is conspiracy against Dileep?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy