Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding setting up of solid waste processing facility, Gurgaon, Haryana, 05/03/2019

  • 05/03/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vivek Kamboj & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/03/2019 regarding setting up of solid waste processing facility, Gurgaon, Haryana. Damage to environment is taking place by contamination of ground water on account of leachate discharge. Wildlife and inhabitants are being affected in terms of health by air pollution, by burning of waste or foul smell for which penal action including prosecution and recovery of actual damages are required, apart from remedial measures.

NGT directs the Commissioner to file an action plan of the proposed action preventive and remedial to be taken in terms of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 within one week. The Tribunal in its Order said that "in view of the serious defaults which have already taken place, action may have to be taken for the failure of the authorities which may be determined after considering the action plan which may be submitted. A joint Committee of CPCB, IIT Delhi and NEERI may determine the extent of damage in monetary terms and assess the cost to be incurred for restoration of environment within one month."