Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unscientific dumping of municipal solid waste by Mira Bhayendar Municipal Corporation at Pali Uttan village, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, 03/02/2017

  • 03/02/2017

National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) directed Mira Bhayendar Municipal Corporation in Mumbai to deposit Rs. 20/- crores in escrow account of Divisional Commissioner within two weeks to ensure that the proposed plant to treat the municipal solid waste is commissioned and operated within next eight months as stated by the Commissioner

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Nagri Hakka Sangharsha Samiti Vs Mira Bhayendar Municipal Corporation regarding unscientific dumping of municipal solid waste by the Mira Bhayendar Municipal Corporation which lead to regular incidences of fire at the Uttan (Bhayander West) site.

In July 2015, the Corporation had submitted that they are finalizing the shifting of the existing dumping site from Pali Uttan to village Sakwar and proposing installation of incineration and compost plants costing Rs.150 crores on BOT basis to be completed in 18 months. The Corporation had also submitted that about 500 tons of MSW is dumped presently at Pali Uttan.

National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) directs Mira Bhayendar Municipal Corporation to deposit Rs. 20/- crores in escrow account of Divisional Commissioner within two weeks to ensure that the proposed plant is commissioned and operated within next eight months as stated by the Commissioner.