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Landfill site at Noida: NGT asks residents to approach UP govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has directed a Noida-based association of homeowners to approach the with its plea that the proposed Sector 123 site was unfit for setting up a for municipal waste.

A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi asked the residents, who are opposing the setting up of a and at the site, to make a representation to the state and the authority.

"It can be seen that the matter of utilisation of the site at Sector 123, for municipal solid waste processing site/waste to before the authority and the aggrieved parties are granted liberty to approach the authorities concerned to vent their grievances.

"The present application can be disposed of with liberty being granted to the applicant to approach the state of Uttar Pradesh and authority with a plea that as per sitting criteria the site at Sector 123, NOIDA is not an appropriate site. Liberty in aforesaid terms is thus granted," the bench said.

The green panel also directed the authorities concerned to take a decision in this regard after considering the plea in accordance with law.

The tribunal's direction came while disposing of a plea filed by Homes 121 seeking relocation of a at sector 123 in Noida on the grounds that it would cause air and water pollution.

The plea contended that nearly half-a-dozen residential sectors with at least 20,000 families were staying in the area and severe health hazards were likely to occur in case the plant is constructed there.

The tribunal had earlier refused to review its order directing the to use the site at Sector 123 as a temporary place for dumping of waste.

The green panel had said that said "no interference" was required in its order of October 24, 2017 which prohibited dumping of municipal solid waste at the site in Sector 138-A Noida.

The NGT had on October 24 last year directed the Noida authority not to dump municipal solid waste or any other waste at the site in Sector 138-A Noida.

It had said they should use the site at Sector 123, Noida as a for dumping of waste and this dumping of waste should be strictly with the provisions of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules.

The NGT had then directed and the to start construction of waste-to-energy plant at the designated site within six months.

"They will ensure that pits are created, constructed and waste is properly segregated is stored in a scientific manner, it is covered with soil and disinfectants are spread on regular intervals.

"We direct the UP board to issue directions in this behalf and ensure that those directions are properly implemented without delay and default," it had said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 16:15 IST