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SC ORDERS EVACUATION OF 48,000 JHUGGIS AROUND DELHI RAIL TRACKS IN 3 MONTHS [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 2:45am

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The Supreme Court passed an order on 3rd September 2020 in the case of MC Mehta v. Union of India and Ors for removal of 48,000 slums (jhuggis) around the Delhi Rail Track within a period of 3 months and no intrusion, political or otherwise would be entertained and no Court shall grant any stay with regard to the matter of removal of these encroachments in the marked area in question. 

The Report submitted by Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) contemplates that the Indian Railways is not in compliance with the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 (MSW Rules 2016) and it requires the bulk waste generator to develop a viable plan for all the waste generated around by the Railways. As per the report submitted the Hon’ble Supreme Court has given certain directions to the Indian Railways to present a time-bound blueprint of the following- 

  1. Inventory of all solid waste generated in the northern region, beginning with Delhi and its vicinity. The list must include all the waste generated in trains and in the stations.
  2. A comprehensive inventory of all lands owned by the Railways (along the tracks and other land pieces) where there are waste dumps/ discard of plastic and other wastes and plans to tackle it on a long-term basis.
  3. Plan for the management of solid waste and as a bulk generator also to ensure compliance with the MSW Rules 2016. These plans should be inclusive so that the solid waste generated is separated at its source itself- bio-degradable waste is… Continue Reading...

    Tagged: Supreme Court of India   Indian Railway  
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