Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding municipal solid waste, bio-medical waste disposal near water bodies, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, 29/03/2016
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 29/03/2016 regarding municipal solid waste, bio-medical solid waste and even dead animals being thrown near water bodies/ lakes, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.
Amicus Curiea has filed photographs showing all kinds of waste and even dead animals being thrown near water bodies/lakes and especially Achan lake side. The photographs also showed leatches resulting from indiscriminate dumping of such waste, which meant that lake and ground water was being polluted - a major source of water supply to Srinagar. The NGT directed Local Commissioner to visit the site and report to the Tribunal the position at the site.