An NGO has moved the National Green Tribunal alleging indiscriminate dumping of waste including plastic bags in a green belt in Ghaziabad’s Vasundhara area, prompting the green panel to seek response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the issue.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to Uttar Pradesh government,Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam and others while seeking their reply by February 22.
The directions came while hearing a plea by NGO Friends which claimed that green belt in the stretch between Kanawali Ki Pulia and Sector-19 in Vasundhara is in very bad condition.
“It is very shocking that the local administration and the departments concerned have not taken any cognizance of the deteriorating condition of the green belt despite many emails being sent to the Commissioner of Nagar Nigam and the District Magistrate Ghaziabad,” the plea, filed by advocate Sugriva Dubey, said.
The NGO sought directions to immediately remove polythene bags, garbage and illegal encroachments from the green belt and stop any kind of disposal of municipal solid waste in the area.
( Source – PTI )