NGT directs Delhi Chief Secretary to submit report on Solid Waste Management

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NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed Vijay Kumar Dev, Chief Secretary of Delhi to personally monitor the progress in the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in the national capital. The court also asked him to submit a quarterly report.

A bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, NGT Chairperson ordered that at least three wards, zones, circles in each municipal corporation may be notified within two weeks as a model initially, which will be made fully compliant in the upcoming six months.

The bench also comprising Justices S P Wangdi and K Ramakrishnan on March 11, 2019, said that the remaining wards, zones or circles may be made fully compliant in respect of environmental norms within a year. A quarterly report will be furnished by the Chief Secretary after every three months. First report shall be furnished by June 30, 2019, it added.

The NGT directed the Chief Secretary to personally monitor the progress, at least once in a month, with all the district magistrates. The bench further said that the district magistrates may monitor the status of compliance of environmental norms at least once in two weeks. Performance audit of functioning of all regulatory bodies may be conducted and remedial measures be taken within six months, it added.

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