Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding operation of garbage godowns, Soniya Vihar, Shahdra, Delhi, 26/03/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunil Kumar Vs Delhi Pollution Control Committee & Others dated 26/03/2019 regarding operation of garbage godowns in Ward No. 60E Soniya Vihar, Shahdra, Delhi, without consent to operate causing noise and air pollution beyond the prescribed norms, affecting health of the inhabitants. According to the applicant, there are 400 garbage godowns where garbage is continuously burnt and high decibel noise pollution is created. In the said godowns, there is breakage of iron and steel garbage, releasing dangerous oxides. Godowns do not have any consent to operate or registration under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and are violating general standards prescribed under Schedule VI, and specifically under Serial. No. 100 (Common Hazardous Waste Incinerator) of Schedule I of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.

The NGT directs the Commissioner, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Member Secretary, Delhi Pollution Control Committee to take necessary steps in the matter forthwith and appear in person with their compliance affidavit on the next date.