Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in Srinagar, 05/09/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Srinagar and the surrounding area. NGT makes it clear that any further delay in addressing the issue would be tolerated particularly as it is leading to the the indiscriminate dumping in Achan lake side. People are stated to have been suffering from different diseases because of this huge dumping and even the water body which is stated to be at a distance of 250 Mtrs. is getting polluted besides the ground water. National Green Tribunal directs that the segregation plant in Srinagar be completed in all respects and that a green belt around the entire area of the site be created and ensure that there is no leachate.