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EDMC clears waste around Hindon Canal after NGT rap

After being rapped by the National Green Tribunal for shirking its responsibility to check indiscriminate waste disposal in and around the Hindon canal, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has issued notices to residents’ welfare associations of Mayur Vihar Phase- I, Dallu Pura Village and New Ashok Nagar, which have been developed by the Delhi Development Authority near the canal.

Advocate Balendu Shekhar, appearing for EDMC, also submitted that the municipal solid waste lying in the area has been cleared.

The tribunal has now sought complete details of persons who have been served with notices.

The NGT was hearing a matter initiated by petitioner J.P.Sharma highlighting how heaps of municipal solid waste can be seen around the Hindon Canal at Vasundhara Enclave, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Dallu Pura Village and New Ashok Nagar.

Near the area, a police station has been constructed on the outlet of the drain, obstructing its flow.

The tribunal had earlier ordered that notices be served to all 45 societies in Vasundhara Enclave asking why they should not pay compensation under the ‘polluter pays principle’.

The NGT took note of the fact that there is massive collection of municipal solid waste around the Hindon Canal and directed the EDMC to remove the same in a week.



The NGT has now sought details of those who have been served notices



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