Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding municipal waste disposal in Municipal Council, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, 30/10/2023
The NGT, November 1, 2023 directed the Principal Secretary, Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh and the Chief Executive Officer of the Municipal Council, Hamirpur to inform the tribunal on the next date of hearing on the steps taken to dispose of municipal waste within the Municipal Council, Hamirpur.
Action taken report on behalf of the Principal Secretary, Urban Development, October 30, 2023 revealed that the DFO, Hamirpur has been approached for diversion of 0.65 hectares of forest land in favour of Municipal Council, Hamirpur for construction of solid waste management plant at Hamirpur. It needs to be examined whether the forest land can be transferred for such a purpose.
The report further states that the work of processing of legacy waste is being carried out by Suntan Life Company but as per the report, on account of pendency of some litigation, the work has not progressed.