Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of garbage heaps on the flood plain of river Rapti, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, 03/01/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Radhe Shyam Sehra Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 03/01/2023.
The matter related to dumping of garbage heaps on the flood plain of river Rapti by Nagar Nigam Gorakhpur in violation of environmental norms. A large number of dumping stations have also been created in the city of Gorakhpur and the decomposed garbage is causing foul smell and creating unhygienic conditions which have also resulted in several deaths in the city.
The NGT said that to monitor pollution of Rapti river, the court has already constituted a six member joint committee. Thus, the issue raised in the matter can also be looked into by the said committee. The committee shall examine the matter and take remedial action and include the action taken and especially with reference to remediation of existing dumpsites, clearing of unauthorized dumpsites and setting up of adequate waste processing facilities.