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NGT seeks report from Delhi govt on its order banning use of disposable plastic


The National Green Tribunal today sought a status report from the Delhi government on its order banning the use of disposable plastic in the national capital.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the city government and Delhi Pollution Control
Committee to file a detailed compliance report in this regard
before May 19.

The NGT had last year prohibited the use of disposable plastic in the entire city, especially at hotels, restaurants and for public and private functions, while asking the Delhi government to take appropriate steps against storage, sale and use of such material from January 1 this year.

The green panel had passed the order on a plea filed by advocate Kudrat Sandhu against the violation of waste
management norms here and sought ban on use of plastic.

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is one of the most serious pollutants in the country, the NGT had earlier said while
announcing a fine of Rs 10,000 on those found throwing waste at public places.

It had noted that the national capital generated 9,600 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste per day and there was no clear map ready with the municipal bodies to deal with
the huge quantity of waste.

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