NGT pulls up WB for shoddy legacy waste treatment

The NGT has expressed dissatisfaction regarding the management of legacy wastes in West Bengal. The bench has described the capping of the mountain of legacy wastes without biomining as illegal according to the solid waste management rule, 2016.

As a warning to regulatory authorities like pollution control board, the NGT says, if the regulatory body either connives or acts negligently by not taking prompt action to prevent or avoid or control damage to the environment, natural resources and the people’s health and property, the principle of accountability for restoration and compensation will have to be applied, reports The Times of India.

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