Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding solid waste management, Delhi, 27/10/2020

  • 27/10/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/10/2020.

The application was filed by the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) against the NGT order of December 14, 2017.

The order had directed that the available land for commercial buildings with the Delhi Government be not developed unless the land is provided for solid waste management. "Till the sites are earmarked and finalized for being utilized for management of solid municipal waste in Delhi including setting up of a land fill site, composting, RDF plant and Waste to Energy Plant, all the authorities including Delhi Development Authority, DSIIDC, Corporation shall not place or award work for building up of any commercial building in the lands which have been referred to for the site," read the NGT order of December 14, 2017.

According to the Applicant, the direction needs to be vacated as the applicant has got layout plan approved for setting up a multilevel manufacturing hub as per the MPD-2021 on a plot identified for sanitary landfill site at Ranikhera. In the present application, the applicant has stated that there is a viable alternative in form of 42.5 acres of the land which should be considered.

The NGT disposed of the application, stating that the issue of availability of suitable land for solid waste management has to be first sorted out by the Chief Secretary and the Lieutenant Governor and if the said authorities take a decision on such issue, it will be open to the DSIIDC to move the court based on such decision.

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