Fine of Rs 10,000 for dumping waste in public places

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NGT rules fine on dumping waste in public
NGT rules fine on dumping waste in public

New York : National Green Tribunal (NGT) has strictly ruled that Rs 10,000 fine will be imposed on those found dumping waste in public places.

The panel said that all concerned authorities are under the obligation on ensuring that the waste is "collected, transported and disposed" of in accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, to maintain healthy environment for living beings.

"All major sources of municipal solid waste generation hotels, restaurants, slaughter houses, vegetable markets etc. should be directed to provide segregated waste and handover the same to the Corporation in accordance with rules.

"Any such body, person, hotels, residents, slaughter houses, vegetable markets etc. which does not comply with the directions or throw their waste over any drain or public place shall be liable to pay environmental compensation at the rate of Rs 10,000 per default," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

The tribunal body also raised concerns over the heavy amount (nearly 9000 metric tonnes) of solid waste Delhi is producing every day.

The directions came while hearing a plea relating to mismanagement of municipal solid waste in Delhi and the terrible conditions that are prevailing near landfill sites.