Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unscientific disposal of municipal waste by the Deesa Nagarpalika, Banaskantha District, Gujarat, 22/08/2019

  • 22/08/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Babubhai Keshabhai Devgirkar & Others Vs Gujarat Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/08/2019 regarding unscientific disposal of municipal waste by the Deesa Nagarpalika, Banaskantha District, Gujarat. It was alleged that waste is being disposed off for several years in a dump yard located at Survey No. 727/-P/1, in village Juna Deesa which was a grazing land in close proximity of human habitation.

Report of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) states that "appropriate action is being taken by the GPCB in ensuring that the waste disposal facility is brought in accord with the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016." The NGT accepts the report and directs the GPCB to ensure that the action proposed in respect of disposal of legacy waste is dealt with meticulously in accordance with the procedure prescribed under the SWM Rules, 2016.

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