Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding hazardous waste being generated by the CETP, Ashok Vihar, New Delhi, 22/09/2016
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Ashok Vihar Mitra Mandel Vs. The Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 22/09/2016 regarding hazardous waste being generated by the CETP, Ashok Vihar, New Delhi which is causing environmental hazards and the hazardous waste is being dumped indiscriminately even on the green belt of the area in question. The Court also took up the matter of pickling industries operating in Delhi. Counsel appearing for the DPCC submits that in terms of the order of High Court and National Green Tribunal, pickling industries have to stop their operations with effect from 23rd September, 2016. According to him in the master plan pickling activity has been reflected in negative category list of industries and, therefore, not permitted to operate in NCT of Delhi.
National Green Tribunal asks the concerned Authorities including DPCC and and Government of NCT of Delhi to enforce the order of the High Court and the National Green Tribunal not to allow pickling industries to operate in NCT of Delhi. This itself would result in reducing effluent load on the CETP as all these industries are located in the same industrial area where CETP is located and consequently reduction in generation of sludge.