Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, Gujarat, 23/02/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and other environmental issues dated 23/02/2023.
The matter related to monitoring of waste in terms of Supreme Court orders dated September 2, 2014 and February 22, 2017.
The Chief Secretary, Gujarat accepted the fact that there was a gap of about 1005 MLD in sewage generation and treatment and legacy waste of 255 Lakh MT as well as 1452 TPD of unprocessed waste.
The NGT, February 23 directed that an amount of Rs. 2100 crores be credited to a separate ring-fenced account (dedicated to a specific purpose) within a month for utilizing for sewage and solid waste management under the supervision of Chief Secretary, Gujarat.
Gujarat has been asked to work out a strategy to utilise rejects (inerts, RDF) arising out of biomining of legacy waste for proper channelization within one month. Community compost pits numbering 15725 should be properly maintained to ensure that compost produced is fully used, with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) entrusted with the task of environmentally safe methods for their use within one month.
These were some of the directions passed by the National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi, February 23, 2023 in the matter of 'In re: Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and other environmental issues'.