Delhi

NGT panel to inspect major waste generators

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday constituted a committee to inspect major waste generators in the Capital, including five-star hotels, malls, hospitals, educational institutions with hostels and housing societies.

The NGT expressed concern that public authorities lacked infrastructure and appropriate technical capacity to handle such huge quantity of waste — the city generates nearly 14,100 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste a day.

‘Not same as households’

The Tribunal said that mass generators of waste cannot be equated to households generating trash. “Generators of mass municipal solid waste and sewage must ensure strict enforcement of the municipal solid wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000,” the Bench said.

Experts in commission

The panel will include representatives of the ministries of Environment and Urban Development, Director General of Health Services, MCI, the DDA, the civic bodies, the Delhi government, the CPCB, the Railways and the DPCC.

The committee also comprises four independent experts: former NGT members G. K. Pandey and D. K. Agarwal, Dr. R. Dalwani, and Dr. Rashid Hasan.

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