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Green Tribunal stays Jalandhar MSW project

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered that Jalandhar Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Project would not be proceeded further unless a comprehensive and scientifically developed plan is provided for the waste collection system.

punjab Updated: Sep 05, 2013 17:51 IST
HT Correspondent

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered that Jalandhar Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Project would not be proceeded further unless a comprehensive and scientifically developed plan is provided for the waste collection system.

Principal bench of the tribunal passed the order hearing an application filed by Nakodar resident Gaurav Jain.

The tribunal said deputy commissioner and SSP (rural) Jalandhar,who where present before the tribunal, agreed that the collection and disposal of MSW in Nakodar requires improvements. It also said Nakodar is a part of Jalandhar cluster for collection and disposal of MSW, where it is proposed to install disposal plant.

These officers assured that no MSW would be thrown on the roads in Jallandhar and Nakodar. Different sites for dumping and disposal of MSW would be identified by the expert bodies and the list would be submitted to the tribunal.

The tribunal ordered officers to submit plan on October 3, next date of hearing. It also granted liberty to these officers to approach the chief secretary of Punjab for preparation of model MSW disposal plan at Jalandhar which then can be adopted for other clusters in Punjab.

The tribunal said the authorities will be at liberty to ask for payment of money from the entire population generating MSW on the principle of "polluter pays". It also directed DC and SSP to be present before the tribunal on the next hearing.