Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding solid waste management in Thiruvallur municipality, Tamil Nadu, 15/02/2021

  • 15/02/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. Gokulraj Vs Government of Tamil Nadu dated 15/02/2021.

The matter related to compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in Thiruvallur municipality, Tamil Nadu.

The court in its previous order of June 26, 2020 had directed the Joint Committee to assess environmental compensation payable by the municipality for the violation of the conditions and operating the STP without getting necessary Consent to Operate and submit a report. Further, the CPCB was asked to file an independent report regarding the action taken on the basis of the violations committed by them, including imposition of environmental compensation.

The NGT, February 15, 2021 noted that even though the case was adjourned from time to time for this purpose, no effective steps had been taken by the authorities. The Joint Committee, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and Thiruvallur Municipality have been directed to file further compliance and action taken report. The NGT also directed the District Collector, Thiruvallur district to file an independent report regarding the action taken for compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in Thiruvallur Municipality.