SC slams Centre for failure to enforce law for garbage management

NEW DELHI: The Centre was taken to task by the Supreme Court on Tuesday for not taking action on the ground to enforce solid waste management rules to deal with the problem of garbage pile up in cities causing vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya.
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that the Centre had not been able to implement its own law framed in 2016 and failed to persuade the states to appoint state level advisory board for monitoring and implementing the rules.

As the bench raised query on how many states had appointed the committee to implement the law, advocate Wasim A Qadri, appearing for the Centre, placed a voluminous report of 845-pages containing the response of various state governments. The bench, however, refused to accept the report as it did not contain detailed information on implementation of the law and said that the report was nothing but “solid waste”.

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