The submission was opposed by advocate Siddhartha Singh, appearing for petitioner Balbir Singh.
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday ordered an environment audit of Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) here in a month.
A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inspect the institute and submit a report on management of waste at IHBAS.
An environmental audit is the ability of a management system to manage waste or prevent, reduce, control, rectify or clean up pollution or environmental harm resulting from pollution.
During the hearing, advocate Rajkumar, appearing for the CPCB, told the bench that the capacity of the microwave waste treatment unit of the institute at Dilshad Garden in north-east Delhi was enough to treat the laboratory waste generated by it.
The submission was opposed by advocate Siddhartha Singh, appearing for petitioner Balbir Singh, who said the capacity of unit was inadequate to deal with the waste, which includes the bio-medical waste emanating from the institute.
The NGT, which posted the matter for next hearing on September 28, had directed the CPCB and the DPCC to inspect the unit and inform it if the capacity of waste treatment unit of the institute was adequate or not.
IBHAS was told to install a microwave waste treatment unit on its premises and told CGWA to consider the institute’s application for permission to extract groundwater. The direction had come after pictures were submitted to the NGT alleging that the hospital was handling bio-medical waste and causing air pollution by burning garbage in the open.
A subsequent inspection had revealed that the institute was compliant with Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.