The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Centre on a PIL which has challenged the municipal solid waste rules to the extent they hold individuals and not local bodies liable for non-segregation of garbage at source.
While passing the order, the court asked the petitioner society, Sach, as to what was wrong with the public segregating the waste they generate as it was being done all over the world.
It issued notices to the ministries of Environment and Urban Development and sought their stand on the plea by September 24.
The court also appointed Sunita Narain, director of Centre for Science and Environment, as an amicus curiae to assist it in the matter.
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.
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