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National Green Tribunal slaps hefty fines on waste generators

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The National Green Tribunal has cracked the whip on major waste generators in the city, including 5-star hotels and banquet halls, slapping fines of as high as Rs 7 lakh each on some of them for not complying with the solid waste management rules.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson, Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed hefty fines on these defaulting bodies for failing to properly manage and treat sewage.

The NGT also directed them to install sewage treatment plants (STPs) and anti-pollution devices within two weeks and asked them to ensure that STPs function properly on a regular basis. The green panel had earlier issued notices to major waste generators in the city including 5-star hotels, malls, hospitals, educational institutions with hostels and housing societies which have not complied with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016.

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