RO ban: SC asks Centre to weigh pros and cons

RO ban: SC asks Centre to weigh pros and cons

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New Delhi, Nov 22: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere with an order of the National Green Tribunal which had curbed the use of Reverse Osmosis filters in Delhi and National Capital Region in settlements with total dissolved solids less than 500 mg/litre but ruled that the Government should consider their representation before taking any step.

Water Quality India Association, representing the RO manufacturers, had approached the apex court against the Tribunal order which had directed the government to regulate the use of purifiers and sensitise public about the ill effects of demineralised water.

The association, the apex court ruled, can approach the ministry concerned within 10 days.

It directed the RO manufacturers to approach the Union of India before the issuance of any notification.

"We are not inclined to interfere with the NGT order on the RO issue. The petitioner (s) can approach the UoI and may seek redressal of their issues," ruled the Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman led-bench.

The apex court said that the Centre may consider the RO manufacturers representation before taking any move. (UNI)