Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding municipal solid waste collection, segregation and disposal in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, 02/12/2015
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 02/12/2015 regarding municipal solid waste collection, segregation and disposal in the State of Jammu and Kashmir particularly with regard to plant at Srinagar.
The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Jammu informed the court that the plan to set up waste to energy plant was ready, however no effective steps had been taken in that direction yet.
The NGT directed the Commissioner to submit an application to SEIAA/MoEF&CC for grant of Environmental Clearance for establishment of MSW management plan. With respect to passage from Katra to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan, the CEO said that he would be looking into the matter and would ensure that different meetings are taken up with the workers responsible for cleaning the passage, horses/mules owners association working in that area as well as with the Government to put up before the Tribunal a general public health plan as well as plan for proper management of the horses/mules movement and cleaning of the roads to protect the environment and ecology.