NGT appoints joint committee to look over dumping of solid waste at Ghaziabad’s park

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NEW DELHI: A plea was filed in National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking directions to stop the dumping of solid waste at a park in Ghaziabad. After considering the plea, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted a joint committee to look into the matter.

The Joint committee comprise of officials from the Ghaziabad Development Authority, Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, District Magistrate of Ghaziabad and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

Tribunal has asked the committee to analyze the situation at park and decide the actions needed to be taken.

The Bench said, “The Nagar Nigam is using the park for unscientific dumping of municipal solid waste in violation of rules.”

The bench appointed Ghaziabad Development Authority as the nodal agency and it will be accountable for compliance of NGT’s order.

The tribunal said that NGT’s order is binding as a decree of court and non-compliance is actionable by way of punitive action including prosecution, in terms of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.

By October 31, 2018 authorities are asked to submit the report on the action taken.


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