Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding DTE article on solar waste, 14/02/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of 'Article Published In The Magazine I.e Down To Earth Dated 13 January 2022 Under The Title Time's Running Out : Is India Ready To Handle 34600 Tonnes Of Solar Waste By 2030'.
The NGT directed constitution of a Joint Committee of Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF & CC) and Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) to ascertain the factual position in the matter.
The Joint Committee should meet within four weeks and undertake site visit, if required and look into the grievance. Accordingly, an Action Plan has to be prepared with regard to environmentally sound management of solar panel waste in accordance with the laid down norms. The Action Plan/Report should be furnished within three months.