New Delhi: A clean environment is a fundamental right of citizens and the non-availability of funds cannot be an excuse for not making sure, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said while rapping Government of Uttarakhand Illegal waste disposal dump yards have been set up on the banks of the Khoh river in Kotdwar.
Headed back NGT President The justice Adarsh Kumar Goel In view of the repeated failures of the state, a case is taken against the senior officers including the Secretary, Urban Development for taking drastic action for the violation. Statutory rules, Which is a punishable criminal offense, as well as continuing compensation to the environment requiring payment of compensation, with the direction of recovery from the wrongful authorities.
The tribunal said that progress is not enough under the deadline Solid waste management rules And the damage to the environment continues, which is a criminal offense.
“Clean environment is the basic right of citizens, the plea of non-availability of funds cannot be an excuse …. However, through the last opportunity, we direct the Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand to take remedial action and file our own affidavit. Please give. Within a month by e-mail, “Peetha said.
The green panel said that the damage to the environment and public health is not only due to the delay in cleaning up the heritage waste, but also due to non-compliance with other provisions of the rules, resulting in heavy generation Differentiation and processing of waste.
The NGT was hearing a petition filed by Uttarakhand resident Arvind Baniyal against illegal disposal of garbage on the banks of river Khoh in Ratanpur, Kashirampur, Gadighat and near the sports stadium in Kotdwar, where garbage is being burnt. Polluting the river water.
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