The matter was then listed for the next hearing on July 27.
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to inspect a microwave waste treatment unit installed at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences here within two weeks.
A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel, gave the direction after the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) submitted to it that the capacity of the waste treatment unit of the institute here at Dilshad Garden in east Delhi was hardly inadequate.
“The pollution panel is to monitor the functioning of the instrument under the Rules. Counsel for the DPCC states the DPCC will conduct its own inspection and inform this tribunal within two weeks. The Central Pollution Control Board may also file its report,” said the bench, also comprising justices Jawad Rahim and R.S. Rathore.
The matter was then listed for the next hearing on July 27. The tribunal had also directed the Central Ground Water Authority to consider the institute’s application for permission to extract groundwater and dispose it in a reasonable time.
The direction had come after advocate S. Singh, appearing for Delhi resident Balbir Singh, submitted pictures to the green panel alleging that the hospital was recklessly handling bio-medical waste and causing air pollution by burning the garbage in the open.
An inspection of the hospital, however, had revealed that the said institute was compliant with the Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.