Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waste management in Gaur City-2, Greater Noida West, Uttar Pradesh, 03/08/2023

  • 03/08/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashish Sharma Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 03/08/2023. The applicant has submitted that 14th Avenue, Gaur City-2, Greater Noida West, Uttar Pradesh is having a waste collection centre in the basement of I Tower situated in the centre of the project. The garbage dumped there is emitting extremely foul smell which is causing lot of physical and health distress. The applicant and other residents complained to the Project Proponent but to no avail.

In support of the averments made in the application, the applicant has attached photographs showing dumping of solid waste in the basement of the building.

Prima facie, the averments made in the application raise questions relating to environment arising out of the implementation of the enactments specified in Schedule I to the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010, the court ruled. In view of the averments made in the application, the NGT directed that a joint committee be constituted to ascertain the factual position and take appropriate remedial action.  

Accordingly, the tribunal directed constitution of a Joint Committee comprising of Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board, the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Greater Noida and the District Magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar and direct the same to meet within one week, undertake visits to the site, look into the grievances of the applicant, associate the applicant and representative of the concerned project proponent, verify the factual position particularly compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and take appropriate remedial action by following due course of law and giving opportunity of being heard to the project proponent.

The UPPCB will be the nodal agency for coordination and compliance.