Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of Anchar lake wetland from municipal solid waste dumping, Jammu & Kashmir, 27/04/2016

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 27/04/2016 regarding commissioning of Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Plant to protect the Anchar Lake wetland from solid waste dumping vide Judgment dated 13th January, 2015. NGT noted with dismay that no effort has been made by the authorities for the installation of Waste to Energy Plant.

A report of the Local Commissioner has raised some serious issues with regard to the detection of Bio-Medical Waste in Municipal Solid Waste. The Court therefore, directs the State of J&K and the State Pollution Control Board to place before the Tribunal the facts concerning Bio-Medical Waste disposal and Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment plants in the major cities in the State on the next date.