NGT order on waste management in Chandigarh

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The Seventh Report of the Solid Waste Monitoring Committee for Haryana and Chandigarh states that 807 bulk trash generators must build wet waste processing facilities on their properties. The committee was established on the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) orders to investigate whether the 2016 Municipal Solid Waste Rules are being followed in the two states.

The urban local bodies (ULBs) of Haryana shall identify the sources of bulk garbage and give directions for the collection, transportation, and scientific processing of dry waste at the locations of materials recovery facilities, the committee has said.

A total of 14 suitable locations have been identified for constructing solid waste processing plants in Haryana under 13 clusters. Two of these, Sonepat-Panipat (700 tpd) and Gurugram-Faridabad, are waste-to-energy clusters (2,300 tpd). Thirteen eligible sites—out of the 14 needed—have been identified for the construction of regional sanitary landfills and solid waste processing facilities, reports Down to Earth.

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