Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unscientific handling of solid waste, Ludhiana district, Punjab, 02/05/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kapil Dev & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 02/05/2023.

Grievance in the application is against unscientific handling of solid waste in violation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in District Ludhiana, Punjab at locations specified in the application.

The tribunal was of the view that the allegations need to be verified and remedial action taken as per law and directed a joint committee to look into the matter. The committee will comprise the Punjab Pollution Control Board, District Magistrate and Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana. The state PCB would be the nodal agency for coordination and compliance.

Action to be taken will include lifting of such waste from the locations in question and transporting the same to the waste processing sites, ensuring that no more dumping takes place other than at designated sites and processing of waste is done on a day to day basis so that no legacy waste is left.