Report of the Oversight Committee regarding non-compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 in Indirapuram, Vasundhara and Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 21/02/2022

Report of the Oversight Committee in the matter of Original Application No. 909/2018 in Re: Confederation of Trans Hindan RWA's Ghaziabad Vs Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 21/02/2022.

The application was filed by the Resident Welfare Association for the non-compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 as door to door collection of garbage was not being done from Indirapuram, Vasundhara and Vaishali. The untreated waste was being dumped at Shakti Khand, Indirapuram.

The NGT, October 20, 2021 had directed the Chief Secretary to review this case on a daily basis with assistance of Additional Chief Secretary. The Oversight Committee had requested for the progress report, but no report has been received so far. Based on the progress received from the  Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam it emerges that in compliance of the direction to make all the decentralized waste processing plants fully operational within the next three months, only 2 out of the 4 proposed garbage treatment plants have been made operational.

The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam should complete the ongoing clearing work at the Pratap Vihar legacy waste site within the promised timelines. The water quality reports of the drains indicate that the bio/phytoremediation is not effective and the level of pollutants is beyond the permissible limits.