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NGT directs joint committee to look into methane emission from landfill sites

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on March 19, 2024 directed the constitution of a joint committee, that was tasked with filing a report of landfill sites in central Mumbai, Pune and Kalyan in Maharashtra, Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Taranagar and Chirawa in Rajasthan and Nazira, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia in Assam.

The committee comprises a senior officer to be nominated by the member secretary of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB); regional officers concerned with respective state pollutio...