Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding municipal solid waste management in India, 22/12/2016

  • 22/12/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Others VsMinistry of Health and Family Welfare & Others dated 22/12/2016 regarding steps to improve the practices presently adopted for collection, storage, transportation, disposal, treatment and recycling of Municipal Solid Waste popularly known as “garbage” generated in various cities across India.

National Green Tribunal in its Judgement directed every state and Union Territory to enforce and implement the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in all respects and without any further delay and also all State Governments and the local authorities to issue directives to all concerned, making it mandatory for the power generation and cement plants within its jurisdiction to buy and use RDF as fuel in their respective plants, wherever such plant is located within a 100 km radius of the facility.

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