Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unregulated open burning of plastic/rubber or such other articles anywhere in India, 23/02/2015

  • 24/02/2015

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satish Kumar Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 23/02/2015 regarding unregulated open burning of plastic/rubber or such other articles anywhere in India.

The Tribunal noted that in spite of an order by NGT "not only the Municipal Corporation has not taken any action which is worth mentioning but also it is brought to our notice to our shock and surprise that still the agricultural fields are filled up with plastic waste in which, whether with the knowledge or not of the owners, segregation of these plastic waste and other activities have been illegally and unauthorisedly going on." The Court also directed that till further orders nobody shall be permitted to dump the waste plastics into the agricultural fields and this shall be ensured by SDM along with the assistance of Delhi Police.