Municipal Solid Waste Management:Army Should Readily Comply With The Rules And Set A Model For Others, Says NGT
The National Green Tribunal has asked the Army to co-operate with the Delhi Cantonment Board in implementing the Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in wards that are under the Defence.
The application was filed by the Cantonment Board seeking the intervention of the Tribunal for making a change of wards. Earlier, ward nos. 2,3 and 4 in Delhi Cantonment Area were proposed to be notified as model wards for the implementation of rules. Since ward no. 2 (comprising area of Uri Enclave) and ward no. 4 (comprising area of Shankar Vihar) fall entirely within the Defence, the Board said that it is finding it difficult to implement the rules.
The Tribunal said that the Indian Army is supposed to be a unit which will readily comply with the Rules and they can set a model to others as to how the rules will have to be implemented in that area effectively. Hence the diffident attitude of the Cantonment Board appears to be without any merit.
"The Indian Army is supposed to be a unit which will readily comply with the Rules and they can set a model to others as to how the rules will have to be implemented in that area effectively. The diffident attitude of the Cantonment Board appears to be without any merit. They can interact with the people in that locality with the help of the Ward Councilor of that area and try to convince them as to how this will have to be implemented and they must show the path to others as a model ward as 100 percent compliance of the rules and replicate the same to other areas as well", states the order
With such observations, the petition was disposed of.