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NGT forms panel to inspect major waste generators in Delhi

Source: Millennium Post, Date: , 2017

Millennium Post, New Delhi, Jan 2017: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday constituted a committee to inspect major waste generators in the national capital including 5-star hotels, malls, hospitals, educational institutions with hostels and housing societies. Noting that the problem of waste generation is being faced by the entire country and urgent steps were needed to be taken without “demur and default”, the green panel directed the Delhi government to provide a list of all such establishments to be inspected by the committee within one week from Tuesday. “In the event such establishments are found to be non-compliant, notice will be given to them as to why they be not directed to pay environmental compensation and also remedying and rectifying deficiency and defects,” a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said. The green body noted that Delhi generates nearly 14,100 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste per day and said that the mass generators of waste cannot be equated to a simple household generating trash. It expressed concern that public authorities were lacking infrastructure and appropriate technical capacity to handle such huge quantity of waste.

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