Green tribunal bans dumping of debris on Yamuna banks
“We hereby issue an injunction restraining anybody, any person, authority from throwing any debris of any kind including solid wastes on the river bank of Yamuna or the water body near the river. State of UP, DDA, Government of NCT Delhi and East Delhi Municipal Corporation shall forthwith start removing debris from the river bank of Yamuna and the water body,” NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.
The green panel directed the authorities to communicate this order to all, “primarily the builders who are involved in huge construction in and around NCT of Delhi”.
According to the order, all municipal solid wastes will have to be taken to the MCD’s dumping site in Ghazipur while construction material and similar waste shall be removed to other identified sites.
“In the event no sites (for debris apart from municipal solid waste) have been identified by any authority, we hereby direct all the corporations and the DDA, states of UP and Delhi to notify within two weeks from today the sites for dumping of debris,” it said while passing the order on a plea by environmentalist Manoj Mishra.
The tribunal said as a temporary measure, public authorities and
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