Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal dumping of garbage in village Sudher, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, 29/03/2019

  • 29/03/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunita Thakur, Pradhan, Bageshwari Mahila Mandal, Sudher Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 29/03/2019 regarding illegal dumping of garbage in village Sudher near Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) workshop, Dharamshala, affecting the public health. The Municipal Corporation Dharamshala and Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (State PCB) has submitted an action taken report in the matter. The report mentions that there is need to set up a municipal solid waste processing plant adopting cluster approach for which tenders are being prepared by the Urban Development Department. Process of covering the debris with soil in a scientific way has also started, apart from processing of bio-degradable waste and segregation and recycling of other waste. The Urban Development Department is taking further steps in the matter to set up integrated solid waste management plant at Kangra on PPP model. Steps will also be taken for management of bio-degradable and non biodegradable waste.

NGT directs the Urban Development Department monitored by the Chief Secretary, Himachal Pradesh to look finalise the timeline with requisite budgetary provision.