Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, 03/07/2017

  • 03/07/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Madhumangal Shukla Vs Ministry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF) & Others dated 03/07/2017 regarding improper and unregulated disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Vrindavan, especially in front of the Tatiasthan, near river Yamuna and other places like Kalidaha, Shringarvat, Ranapat Ghat etc. It was also submitted by the Applicant - Madhumangal Shukla that Vrindavan is a temple town in Mathura district and is situated on the west bank of river Yamuna. But, of late, river Yamuna is losing both her beauty and purity because it is being constantly tampered with due to dumping and disposal of huge amount of municipal solid waste on its banks.

NGT directs Nagar Palika Parishad to start segregation, storage, treatment and disposal of MSW, on the site selected/ allotted for the purpose, in accordance with the Rules of 2016, within a period of four weeks.

The Court also directed the District Administration and Pollution Control Board to ensure complete prohibition for use of carry bags and other plastic waste in the city of Vrindavan.

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