Use Landfill Site At Noida Sector 123 For Waste Dumping: NGT
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has refused to review its order directing the Noida Authority to use the landfill site at Sector 123 as a temporary place for dumping of waste. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said "no interference" was required in its order of October 24 that prohibited dumping of municipal solid waste at the site in Sector 138-A Noida.
"No interference is called for in our order. The authorities would strictly adhere to the Solid Waste Management Rules, and ensure that due protection of the environment is taken in the area," the Bench said. The order came during the hearing of a plea filed by an NGO, seeking review of the previous NGT order.
The NGT had on October 24 directed the Noida Authority not to dump municipal solid waste or any other waste at the site in Sector 138-A. It had said they should use the site at Sector 123, Noida as a temporary site for dumping of waste, and this should be done strictly following the provisions of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules.
The NGT had then directed the Uttar Pradesh government and the Noida Authority to start construction of waste-to-energy plant at the designated site within six months.
"They will ensure that pits are created, constructed and waste is properly segregated is stored in a scientific manner, it is covered with soil and disinfectants are spread on regular intervals. We direct the UP pollution control board to issue directions in this behalf and ensure that those directions are properly implemented without delay and default," it had said.
With inputs from Housing News