NGT directs Haryana administration to ensure proper waste management

In the view of the failure to dump the municipal waste in a scientific manner in Palwal district, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on rapped the Haryana administration and warned that strict measures may be taken against those responsible for the failures.

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A bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, NGT Chairperson said that there is a failure of the state and local authorities in discharging their responsibilities of ensuring a 0clean environment and complying with binding directions of the tribunal.

In order to ensure the compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, the NGT bench directed the Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Development to take corrective actions. Also, the green panel warned of coercive measures, including direction for prosecution and stoppage of salary, in case of failure.

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Further, the bench also stated that in case of lack of funds, the funds can be recovered from the people contributing waste but the proper management has to be ensured by the authorities. The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Palwal-based SND Public School against illegal dumping of municipal waste by the municipal council on common land in Meghpur village in the district which is marked for grazing.

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