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NGT asks Delhi Chief Secy to hold meeting on landfill sites

Expressing concern over the indiscriminate dumping of waste in the city, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed the Chief Secretary of Delhi to hold a meeting within a week on the issue of landfill sites in the national Capital. 

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Chief Secretary to sit with all the municipal corporations and other civic bodies and apprise it about the status of existing landfill sites.

"All corporations should sit together and work it out. Why don't you ask the Chief Secretary to take a meeting and resolve the issue? 

"Chief Secretary will take a meeting within a week. Give us <g data-gr-id="18">complete</g> status about the existing landfill sites and also whether they are working as per Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 or not," the bench said. The green panel also sought information on the existing waste to energy plants operating in the capital and the upcoming ones as well.

During the hearing, advocates appearing for all the municipal corporations stated that there was a severe paucity of land and they needed more land to handle the waste. 
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