Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding solid waste management in India, 07/03/2018
Order of the Supreme Court of India In Re: Outrage as Parents End Life After Child's Dengue Death dated 07/03/2018 regarding state of solid waste management in India. The Union of India has filed a compilation of information pursuant to Court's order dated 6th February, 2018 which indicates that it has received a communication from 28 out of 36 State Governments and Union Territories. It is stated that the State Level Advisory Boards (SLABs) have been constituted in 27 out of 36 States and Union Territories as per information received by the Central Pollution Control Board. However, as per Rule 23 of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 only in 20 out of 36 States and Union Territories SLABs have been constituted.
Supreme Court notes that meetings of the SLABs have been held only by 17 State Governments and Union Territories. Apex Court expresses displeasure on the lack of interest of State Governments and the Union Territories on the issue of waste management and issues notice to all State Governments and Union Territories.