Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unregulated dumping of municipal solid waste on the flood plain area of the River Yamuna, Vrindavan, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, 09/08/2019

  • 09/08/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan & Others Vs Madhumangal Shukla & Others dated 09/08/2019 regarding enforcement of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 by Nagar Nigam, Vrindavan to deal with the problem of unregulated dumping of municipal solid waste on the flood plain area of the River Yamuna. Also clearing the legacy waste which was becoming an environmental hazard.

A report submitted by a joint Committee comprising the representatives of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Board (State PCB) and Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan mentioned that no adequate progress has been made for segregation and storage of recyclable waste like plastic and glass. The MSW site has not been developed scientifically. Further, no arrangement for leachate collection and treatment is provided.

NGT asks the Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh to look into the matter in view of the "consistent failure of the Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan and also the Secretary, Urban Development" and ensure compliance. The Nagar Palika Parishad, Vrindavan has to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs. 10 lakhs to the CPCB, undertaking to comply with the order of the Tribunal within three months failing which the amount will be forfeited and used for restoration of the environment. The Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh has to submit a further action taken report by November 30, 2019.

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