Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding solid and liquid waste management, 07/09/2022
The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of (in respect of State of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh) Re: Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and other environmental issues dated 07/09/2022.
Liquid and solid waste management compliance was unsatisfactory and there were gaps in compliance noted the National Green Tribunal and directed notice to be issued to the states and Union Territories of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh.
The NGT, September 7, 2022 asked the states and UTs to file their response by November 11, 2022 and respond why further directions on the pattern of order, September 1, 2022 in the case of West Bengal may not be passed in respect of the said states and UTs also.
The court vide order September 1, 2022 held that since serious gaps in compliance were continuing in the case of West Bengal, the state should file six monthly progress reports by the Chief Secretaries with copies to National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Urban Development and Central Pollution Control Board. Further, quantum of compensation was determined to be utilised for restoration measures.