Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waste dumped along Kaali river, Ganwri village, Meerut District, Uttar Pradesh, 16/01/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Naveen Kumar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2019 regarding setting up of Solid Waste Processing Plant without obtaining consent to operate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and removal of waste dumped on the land along Kaali River in Ganwri village in Meerut district. The applicant alleges that unscientific dumping of solid waste is taking place in village Ganwri on the banks of river Kaali which is creating health issues. 22 deaths have taken place and 200 people have been taken ill.
NGT directs District Magistrate, Meerut and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to furnish a factual and action taken report to the Tribunal.