This time, it’s Haryana in NGT’s line of fire

Representational image by Aafrin Kidwai

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has fined the Haryana government Rs 100 cr for unremediated legacy waste in Gurugram. According to a recent order, it took one year for the authorities to hand over 10 acres of land for the waste-to-energy plant. This is following complaints related to the dumping of waste at the Bandhwari landfill site in Gurugram which is causing environmental problems in the area.

The tribunal also established a nine-person committee, led by the chairman of the HSPCB, and composed of senior administrators from Gurugram and Faridabad, to assess the situation and determine the best next steps. The tribunal stated in the order that ten acres of the Bandhwari site that have already been cleared may be used for the construction of waste processing facilities to handle waste disposal, reports Times Now News.

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