Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of solid waste and bio-medical waste in the area near the confluence of Poonch and Belar river, Jammu & Kashmir, 13/04/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raja Muzaffar Bhat Vs Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir & Others dated 13/04/2023.
Grievance in the application is against unscientific dumping of solid waste and bio-medical waste in the area falling between Sher-EKashmir Bridge (NG 144A) and the confluence of Poonch river and Belar nala, near Poonch town, Jammu & Kashmir. Such dumping of waste has harmful impact on river Poonch which is a source of drinking water in the area. The authorities have failed to take remedial action inspite of representations.
The NGT directed Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board and the District Magistrate, Poonch to furnish a joint report in the matter after verifying facts and take remedial action within two months.