The National Green Tribunal has slammed authorities for failing to act on reducing solid waste and asked chief secretaries of all states and Union territories to appear before it from March 1 with status reports of their actions and immediate future plans.
It asked the chief secretaries to review their solid waste management actions within a month. The tribunal directed them to remain present with their reports on different dates, starting from March 1 at 2pm when Jammu & Kashmir chief secretary has been asked to appear.
It noted that India generates over 1,500,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day, with Mumbai being the world's fifth most waste generating city.
Source: Business Standard - https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ngt-asks-chief-secretaries-to-appear-before-it-with-action-taken-reports-on-solid-waste-management-119012400884_1.html