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Submit report on compliance of environmental norms by Armed Forces: NGT to Defence Ministry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The National Green has directed the to submit a report on a plea seeking scientific disposal of generated by weapons, hospitals and other establishments of the armed forces.

"We are of the view that the matter needs to be considered by the Ministry of Defence, of

"It will be appreciated that the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, of files a status report in the matter after ascertaining the relevant facts and status of compliance of environmental norms from different concerned establishments within three months by e-mail," the bench said.

According to the petitioner Anil Chopra, who is a retired and has also worked as a part of UP Solid Management Monitoring Committee, some of the establishments of the Armed Forces lack requisite knowledge on ecological issues and solution to the environmental challenges particularly in virgin areas.

The generated by weapons, domestic, industrial, biological, hospital and electronic activities (e-waste) needs to be scientifically disposed in the interest of public health and environment, the plea read.

Such problems may also be faced in desert and marine areas which need to be monitored at an appropriate level, it said.

The applicant has referred to three reports -- Environmental Issues and Waste Management by Armed Forces, Siachen Glacier Ecological Issues and Cantonments and Stations.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 18:26 IST