Jawaharnagar dumping yard violation: NGT asks TSPCB, GHMC to submit report by Oct 8

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to file separate reports regarding the implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, at Jawaharnagar dumping yard.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  21 Sep 2021 3:58 AM GMT
Jawaharnagar dumping yard violation: NGT asks TSPCB, GHMC to submit report by Oct 8

Hyderabad: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to file separate reports regarding the implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, at Jawaharnagar dumping yard.

The two organizations have been asked to submit the report by October 8.

NGT was hearing the petition of Shankar Narayanan Bala Krishnan and 20 other residents of Jawaharnagar against Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited.

The petitioners had alleged that Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited, which manages the dumping yard and generates waste to energy, is not following Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and NGT guidelines.

"TSPCB had issued certain directions to the GHMC to implement the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Directions were also issued by the Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal. However, they (Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited) are not complying with the same," alleged the complainants.

The petitioners said though the regulators are taking certain actions, they are not very serious about implementing the same in letter and spirit. "They have to take NGT's directions seriously. Failure to do so can cause serious environmental problems in the area," they said.

The petitioners have asked the NGT to direct CPCB and SPCB to monitor the implementation of the directions by TSPCB. They also sought directions to the state and central governments to take the assistance of suitable agencies to assess the massive financial loss caused to the residents.

They also demanded shifting the dumping activity as per the directions of TSPCB and provide clean water for drinking, domestic purposes, agriculture, dairy.

They also sought free health facilities for the victims of pollution under Corporate Social Responsibility. They also demanded compensation to pollution victims living near the Jawaharnagar Integrated Waste Management facility.

NGT also asked GHMC and TSPCB to submit an action taken report if any violations are found.

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