Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of debris of road construction on the river beds, Himachal Pradesh, 22/07/2019

  • 22/07/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Verma Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 22/07/2019 regarding dumping of debris of road construction on the river beds. Photographs showing dumping by M/s R&B Construction at Tehsil Nichar, District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh in River Satluj has been placed on record. According to Rajiv Verma, the applicant, the Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department (HPPWD) was not checking such illegal dumping.

NGT directs the Secretary, PWD, Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (HPSPCB) and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to furnish a factual and action taken report on the subject mentioning the remedial measures taken in the State against dumping of debris and garbage in the rivers and forests in the course of execution of such construction works and about the particular incidents mentioned in this application within two months. The nodal agency for compliance and coordination will be the HPSPCB.

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