East Kolkata Wetlands: NGT warns officials for violating waste dumping norms
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India, Aug. 17 -- TheNational Green Tribunal directed scientific shifting of legacy waste accumulated in the wetlands for decades
Urban local bodies (ULB) were warned of punishment by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for failing to comply with its order over waste disposal at the internationally acclaimed East Kolkata Wetlands. They were accused of illegally dumping waste and contaminating water bodies in the area.
West Bengal's environment department and the ULBs in the eastern fringe of Kolkata were told by the court their officials could receive civil imprisonment, withholding salaries and payment of penalties. The NGT, July 2020, ordered the scientific shifting of legacy waste - also called bio-mining - accumulated in the wetlands ...
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