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Submit report on hazardous waste generated by industrial units: NGT to UP govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has granted two weeks time to the government to submit a detailed report on the total amount of generated by the state's industrial units and the agencies authorised for its collection, and disposal.

A bench headed by Justice also asked the government and the state board to furnish information about the capacity of the treatment plants.

On August 29, 2017, the green court had directed all the states to file a detailed response about the agencies authorised to collect, transport, dispose of the as per the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules.

is yet to file a report.

"The on behalf of State of Uttar Pradesh submits that as far as the State of Uttar Pradesh is concerned they have received the data and compiling it so as to file the detailed report as directed by this tribunal and he seeks two weeks time...," the bench said on July 5.

"Hence we grant two weeks time to the State of Uttar Pradesh and state board to file the report and such of the states who have not filed so far may do so in compliance to the order dated August 29, 2017," it added.

The bench posted the matter for further hearing on July 30.

The tribunal had issued the order earlier expanding the scope of the petition filed by Ghaziabad resident and others.

It also included the issue of in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand and the NCT of

Narayan had alleged that rapid development of industries had resulted in acute air and water pollution which was causing severe health problems for the city's residents.

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

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 17:30 IST
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