Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of solid waste in river Beas, Himachal Pradesh, 30/08/2019

  • 30/08/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Namita Maniktala Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 30/08/2019 regarding dumping of solid waste in river Beas in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh had said that funds for setting up solid waste processing plant were to be provided by the Central Government which was not being done. Also, there was a conflict between the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) as to who will provide the funds. In a joint meeting held between the two ministries, it was decided that MoHUA would provide funds. The report submitted before the Tribunal states that Himachal does not require any further funds.

The NGT directed the state to ensure the completion of the solid waste project.

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