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HC seeks Centre's reply on PIL against municipal solid waste rules2016

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today sought response of the which has challenged the rules to the extent they hold individuals and not local bodies liable for non-segregation of at source.

While passing the order, the court asked the petitioner society, Sach, as to what was wrong with the public segregating the they generate as it was being done all over the world.

"It should be a duty. It is high time citizens do their duty. In our country, people only have rights and no duties," a bench of Acting and Justice C said.

It issued notices to the ministries of and Urban Development and sought their stand on the plea by September 24.

The court also appointed Sunita Narain, of Centre for Science and Environment, as an amicus curiae to assist it in the matter.

The petition has claimed that under the Rules of 2000 the responsibility of segregation of was with the municipal bodies or state instrumentalities.

However, under the latest rules of 2016, the responsibility has shifted to individuals and the local authorities have been exempted from liability for non-implementation of the provisions, the plea said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:50 IST