Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding use of an abandoned quarry as a solid waste dumping site by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, 05/01/2018

  • 05/01/2018

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Venkatesh & Ors. Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/01/2018 regarding use of an abandoned quarry at village Bagalur, Jala Hobli, Bengaluru North Talukas as a solid waste dumping site by BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) without authorization and contrary to the provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The Court finds that the quarry which has been shown as a landfill site, has been utilized by the BBMP for dumping of waste without there being any waste processing site at the same landfill site or at a ny other place within the limit of BBMP. The Court further says that if the present site have been utilized for dumping of the waste, it is necessary that all the waste dumped so far is handled in the manner specified in the Schedule - I of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Counsel for BBMP seeks time to provide solution to the present problem.

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