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National Green Tribunal Recommends One District In Each State Must Comply Plastic Waste Management Rules

National Green Tribunal stated that at least one district in every state should be made a model for compliance of plastic waste management rules in the first instance and thereafter, the entire State should be made so compliant

National Green Tribunal Recommends One District In Each State Must Comply Plastic Waste Management Rules
Highlights
  • CPCB had issued directions with regard to plastic waste management in 2016
  • Local bodies are to implement thickness norms for plastic carry bags
  • Rules lay down conditions for manufacture, distribution, use of carry bags

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has recommended that at least one district in every State should be made a model for compliance of Plastic Waste Management Rules (PWM) rules in the first instance. “At least one district in every state should be made a model for compliance of PWM rules in the first instance and thereafter, the entire State should be made so compliant,” the NGT bench headed by its chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel said.

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State Pollution Control Boards (PCBs)/Pollution Control Committee (PCCs), in coordination with State Level Monitoring Committees, need to involve the District Magistrates and other concerned local authorities for effective enforcement of the statutory regime, the bench said.

It also asked the Chairman and Member Secretary, CPCB to hold periodic meetings by video conferencing with the Chairman and Member Secretaries of all the State Boards/Committees on the subject to work out enforcement strategies, including action plans in all the Districts, involving Educational, Religious and other Institutions in the interest of public health and protection of the environment.

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The bench asked the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the CPCB to file an action taken reports before the next date and listed the matter for further hearing on October 14.

The NGT was hearing CPCB plea relating to not compliance of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 (PWM Rules).

Directions issued by the CPCB on June 30, 2016, to implement the thickness norms for carry bags, the constitution of squads for vigilance, preventing littering of plastic waste in public, submission of annual reports and action plan for management, quantification and characterization in every city/town of all the States/UTs.

The Rules lay down conditions for manufacture, import, stocking, distribution sale and use of carry bags, plastic sheets, multilayer packaging etc. and waste management. Responsibilities are assigned to local bodies, waste generators, producers, importers and brand owners. Provisions including protocols for compostable plastic material, marking, labelling have also been made.

State pollution control boards are the authorities for enforcement. There is a provision for registration for manufacturers, producers and recyclers. Responsibility is also assigned to retailers and street vendors. State-level monitoring Committees are to be constituted.

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The NGT observed that the MoEF&CC is yet to finalise its policy though the CPCB has already given its report on the subject. The NGT noted that no one appeared for the MoEF&CC and said that “the MoEF&CC is ignoring even most serious environmental issues which are very unfortunate.

Let Secretary, MoEF&CC look into the matter and take remedial action. However, we have come across the draft of ‘Guidelines Document’ on ‘Uniform Framework for Extended Producers Responsibility (Under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016)’, seeking comments till July 31, 2020. It is not clear whether the policy has been so far finalised or not, the NGT said.

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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Shagun chandel

    September 17, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Ok

  2. Shagun chandel

    September 17, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Ok I’m going to try ????

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