NGT pulls up Haryana govt. for not acting on Murthal garbage issue
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has pulled up the Haryana authorities for not taking requisite motion on a plea in search of remedial motion towards unlawful dumping of garbage by eating places in Murthal.
The inexperienced panel directed the Haryana Chief Secretary to take remedial measures, together with motion towards erring officers.
A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel stated, “We find that beyond saying that action will be taken by the State of Haryana in terms of standard operating procedure issued by the CPCB [Central Pollution Control Board], there is no mention of compliance status.”
Taken it evenly
“The authorities appear to have taken the matter lightly treating the filing of a status report to be a formality. The tribunal expected meaningful action on the ground level which has not been taken in spite of long time available after the last hearing and finalisation of the SOP by the CPCB long back,” the Bench stated.
The Chief Secretary was additionally directed to furnish a compliance report by October 22.
The instructions got here when the inexperienced panel was listening to a plea moved by petitioner Abhay Dahiya and others towards unlawful dumping and burning of garbage and discharge of untreated water by a number of institutions, together with eating places.
Earlier, the tribunal had directed authorities to expedite the setting up of strong waste therapy plant for the administration of waste generated by the eating places and had questioned why a decentralised therapy plant had not been set up by the eateries within the space.