Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping municipal waste at Mollar Bheri, Kolkata, West Bengal, 18/12/2019

  • 18/12/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 18/12/2019 regarding dumping municipal waste at Mollar Bheri, Kolkata, West Bengal. It was alleged that Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporation, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) and Newton Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) dispose of waste in the wetland.

The Tribunal stated that it would be in the public interest "if the current waste is disposed of by the three ULBs strictly in accordance with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 to be disposed off scientifically elsewhere." The Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporation has been directed to take actions expeditiously in a time bound manner. The Municipal Corporation also informed the NGT that environmental compensation of Rs.2 crore and performance guarantee of Rs. 50 Lakhs have been deposited.