Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of river Ashwani Khud in Himachal Pradesh, 10/10/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 10/10/2019 regarding pollution of river Ashwani Khud in Himachal Pradesh. The river was found to be full of plastic. There was accumulation of solid waste in the drains joining the river. The Tribunal in its previous order had called for regular removal and cleaning and installation of trap nets on major rivulets and drains connected to Ashwani Khud.
A report filed by the Municipal Corporation, Shimla and another by the Municipal Council, Solan listed the steps for collection of plastic. The NGT called the reports unsatisfactory, as the report did not mention where such plastic was taken and what was done of it and thus directed a revised report to be submitted. The new report has to mention the quantum of plastic waste and its use in construction and by the cement klins within a period of one month.