Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding municipal solid waste management in Delhi, 04/09/2017

  • 04/09/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 04/09/2017 regarding the inefficiency of the local authorities and Government of NCT Delhi in the handling, collection and disposal of municipal solid waste management. The Tribunal expressed its displeasure at the fatalities caused by the Ghazipur garbage hill collapse "because of improper, unscientific and indiscriminate dumping of municipal solid waste at these sanitary landfill sites".

NGT directs the Municipal Corporations of Delhi to file complete and comprehensive action plan and the steps to remedy and restore the site at Ghaziur as well as other sanitary landfill sites in NCT Delhi. Also the stage of construction of another waste to energy plant that was proposed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and when it is possible to commence this waste to energy plant.