NGT slaps penalty of 120 billion on Maharashtra for violation
WATER & WASTE

NGT slaps penalty of 120 billion on Maharashtra for violation

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed Environmental Compensation of Rs 120 billion on the state of Maharashtra for allegedly not managing solid as well as liquid waste management causing harm to the environment.

The fine on the state was imposed under section 15 of the NGT Act.

The bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel while passing the direction said that award of the above compensation had become necessary under section 15 of the NGT Act to remedy the continuing damage to the environment and to comply with directions of the Supreme Court requiring this Tribunal to monitor enforcement of norms for solid and liquid waste management.

Moreover, without fixing quantified liability necessary for restoration, the mere passing of orders has not shown any tangible results in the last eight years (for solid waste management) and five years (for liquid waste management), even after the expiry of statutory/laid down timelines.

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed Environmental Compensation of Rs 120 billion on the state of Maharashtra for allegedly not managing solid as well as liquid waste management causing harm to the environment. The fine on the state was imposed under section 15 of the NGT Act. The bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel while passing the direction said that award of the above compensation had become necessary under section 15 of the NGT Act to remedy the continuing damage to the environment and to comply with directions of the Supreme Court requiring this Tribunal to monitor enforcement of norms for solid and liquid waste management. Moreover, without fixing quantified liability necessary for restoration, the mere passing of orders has not shown any tangible results in the last eight years (for solid waste management) and five years (for liquid waste management), even after the expiry of statutory/laid down timelines. Also Read First inter-modal TIR-based India-Iran transport flagged off Mumbai Urja Marg commissions transmission lines in Gujarat

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