Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding ban on single use plastic in religious places of Bhaderwah, Doda district, Jammu & Kashmir, 19/10/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Joginder Singh Thakur Vs U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir dated 19/10/2022.

The applicant, Joginder Singh Thakur an advocate of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has addressed a representation to the Additional Commissioner, Bhaderwa in Chenab Valley seeking ban of single use of plastic in religious places of Bhaderwah. He had also sent a copy of the application to the NGT.

The NGT, August 12, 2022 had directed a joint committee to submit a report on the matter within two months.The report was filed, October 15, 2022. 

Keeping in consideration the recommendations in the report of the joint committee, the NGT directed response from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir; Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Jammu & Kashmir; Municipal Committee, Bhaderwah; Bhaderwah Development Authority; the Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board and the the District Magistrate, Doda. The authorities are directed to file their response within two months.