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NGT wants action plan for waste disposal in Bareilly

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Bareilly Nagar Nigam to identify and acquire land for setting up municipal solid waste processing plants.

A Bench headed by NGT acting chairperson U.D. Salvi said, “We direct the Bareilly Municipal Corporation to place before us the complete time-bound action plan for handling of municipal solid waste within the limits of the corporation and for handling and disposal of legacy waste lying at Bakarganj dumping sites.”

Land purchased

The counsel appearing for the Nagar Nigam submitted that parcels of land measuring approximately 4.3 hectares in Bahgulpor district had been purchased with the intention of setting up a waste to energy plant.

However, the green tribunal observed: “It can very well be seen that the generation of municipal solid waste within the limits of Bareiily Municipal Corporation will continue and the Bakarganj dumping site will continue to suffer, unleashing adverse environmental impacts for the next two years.”

Directing the civic body to provide details of the total municipal solid waste generated within its limits, the Bench in its order sought information on the “breakup of the municipal solid waste in terms of its constituents, namely bio-degradable, degradable and recyclable.”

Additionally, the tribunal has asked the corporation to inform the Bench of the process that it intends to adopt to dispose of the waste and the time required for the same.

The matter has now been listed for February 9.

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