Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding non-compliance of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2016, 12/04/2019

  • 12/04/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Narayan & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/04/2019 regarding non-compliance of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

A Monitoring Committee was constituted by CPCB which furnished its interim report on aspects like Hazardous waste identification - Uniformity in assessment, byproducts and solvents. NGT orders the recommendations to be fully implemented and monitored by the Chief Secretaries at State Level and by the MoEF&CC and CPCB at national level. CPCB further states that the Committee has not covered all the aspects and certain other aspects which remain to be considered include contaminated site, capacity building of regulators, issues related to import and export of hazardous waste etc. for which further time of six months is required.

NGT gives three months time to the Committee to complete its task and made it clear that if the progress in implementation of the Rules is not found to be adequate, the States may be required to furnish performance guarantees to comply with the Rules in a time bound manner.

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