Cuttack, Feb 3: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a fact-finding committee to inspect the garbage dump at the temporary transit station (TTS) near Sainik School in Bhubaneswar city and submit a report within four weeks.
The NGT has suo motu registered a case on huge garbage dump by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) near Sainik School that has posed serious health hazards to the locals.
The Tribunal took the decision following a complaint submitted before it by Harapriya Patel, a resident of the Chandrasekharpur area, on a media report on the warning by experts about the serious health hazards posed by the garbage dump at the TTS near Sainik school.
The Sainik School and Kendriya Vidyalaya have been forced to keep their windows hazardous effects of the garbage site located barely 100 metre away from the school premises, the media report said publishing photographs of the situation.
Observing the photographs published along with the media report, the Tribunal said, “the matter requires consideration.”
The bench of B Amit Sthalekar (judicial member) and Arun Kumar Verma (expert member) said, “In order to elicit the veracity of the allegations made, we deem it appropriate to constitute a fact-finding committee. The committee shall inspect the site in question and submit its report within four weeks on affidavit with regard to the allegations made.”