Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of solid waste in village Rangadi, district Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, 04/01/2023

  • 04/01/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Paldan Phunchog Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 04/01/2023. A letter petition dated May 25, 2022 was sent by the  Secretary, Gram Panchayat, Development Block, Nagger, Post Office Kalath, Tehsil Manali, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

The grievance is that there is illegal dumping of solid waste in the Gram Panchayat area of Gram Panchayat Shallen, village Rangadi, tehsil Manali, district Kullu causing health hazards faced by local residents including the students of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, DAV School and Bodh Shiksha Sansthan which are situated in the nearby area. It is also said that on account of eating of decomposed garbage thrown on open land, the cattles in the area are dying and about 40 cattles have already died. Further, the waste thrown in open is ultimately going/thrown in river Beas causing contamination of water.

The NGT directed that the complaint made in the application can be looked into, at the first instance, by a joint Committee comprising Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board and District Magistrate, Kullu. The committee if they find any violation of the environmental laws and norms will take appropriate remedial action in accordance with law along with submission of a report within two months.