Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding disposal of waste in Chandigarh, 12/02/2020

  • 12/02/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Sipahiya & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/02/2020 regarding disposal of waste in Chandigarh.

Earlier the matter was dealt in the context of unsatisfactory working of solid waste processing plant operated by M/s Green Tech Fuel processing plant run by M/s Jaiprakash Associates Limited under a contract dated 30.08.2005 from the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh for 30 years. Disputes arose between the project proponent and the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh affecting waste management and consequential impact on environment.

NGT directed that while the dispute between the corporation and the project proponent may be settled at appropriate forum, the basic responsibility for disposal of waste lies with the Corporation. It is for the Corporation to take a decision whether the contract assigned to the project proponent is viable or satisfactory or not and if not, what alternative arrangement is to be made. Corporation must ensure that solid waste management takes place appropriately and expeditiously without endangering the life of people. The Committee headed by Justice Pritam Pal, former Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court may oversee the compliance of these directions and furnish a further report after one month.