Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding regarding pollution of river Ashwani Khad, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 11/03/2019

  • 11/03/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 11/03/2019 regarding pollution of river Ashwani Khad which was supplying drinking water to Shimla city in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The matter was taken up to consider the allegation that solid waste was being dumped into the drains which are joining Ashwani Khad illegally.

The affidavit filed by SPCB informs that Solan Municipal Council is in the process of preparing drainwise estimate for installing plastic trap, nets and check dams/crate walls. Shimla Municipal Corporation has taken certain steps in the matter of solid waste management. Fencing work will be completed by 15.04.2019. Plastic waste will be purchased by the Shimla Municipal Corporation and processed in Waste to Energy Plant. Counsel for the State of Himachal Pradesh states that further steps for management of plastic will be taken either using the plastic in the road construction or in Waste to Energy Plant. It is also stated that further steps will be taken for management of solid waste. NGT directs an action taken report to be filed by 30/04/2019.