Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal dumping of construction waste in the process of constructing a road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 31/10/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the matter of Narayan Singh Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 31/10/2022.

The complaint is that one M/s. Sai Eternal Foundation is dumping construction waste and waste stone debris on the valley side causing damage to the environment and also creating health hazards to local people in the area. The said company is constructing a double lane in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and in the process of said construction activities, construction waste and other waste is being dumped at the Dhalli Tunnel project down the valley side.

The court was of the view that the matter required consideration as it involved a "substantial question relating to the environment arising from implementation of the scheduled enactments under NGT Act, 2010," and directed a joint committee to look into the matter and submit a report.