Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waste being burnt and polluting the water body in village Dughneri, District Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, 14/01/2020

  • 14/01/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rita Sharma & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 14/01/2020 regarding violation of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 in village of Dughneri, District Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, on account of failure to handle waste which is being burnt, causing air pollution, resulting in diseases and loss of livestock and contributing to forest fires and loss of wildlife.

There is increase in population of monkeys, feral dogs and scavengers namely crows, vultures, etc. Dump site in the hilly terrain is overflowing and contaminating water body, which is a source of irrigation. The NGT directed the Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, Municipal Council, Hamirpur and Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board to submit a report within one month on the matter.