Narela Bawana WtE project must be in accordance with Rules: NGT

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The proposed waste-to-energy plant in Narela-Bawana must be set up in accordance with government guidelines, according to a directive from the National Green Tribunal to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

A bench led by Chairperson A K Goel ruled that the WTE project’s establishment must strictly abide by the law and that the tribunal had already provided the necessary guidance in an earlier ruling dated October 11, 2022.

According to the bench, the MCD is responsible for ensuring regulations compliance. It must take the required precautions to ensure that no leachate from the Bhalswa site flows into the nearby drain and that it does not become clogged.

A petition stating that the proposed WTE project broke environmental regulations outlined in the 2016 Solid Waste Management Rules was being heard by the tribunal. The petition claims that the MCD was unable to adequately respond to the SWM Rules, 2016 in order to ensure the scientific processing of the waste produced in the city and that fresh waste was continuously being dumped at the Bhalswa dump site, reports Devdiscourse.

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