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Assistance of people required to deal with solid waste menace in Delhi: Supreme Court

Delhi was facing an "emergency situation" due to mountains of garbage, the apex court had said earlier this month. 

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 17, 2018 15:28 IST ]
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SC asks to form committee to deal with solid waste in Delhi 

Terming solid waste in Delhi a ‘very serious problem’, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Lieutenant Governor (LG) to constitute a committee to deal with the issue. A bench headed by Madan B Lokur stressed that assistance of people in Delhi was required resolve the problem.

The committee to be set up by the LG should comprise of experts from the field, members from the civil society as well as Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), the bench said.  

The bench, also comprising Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta, said the committee should also deal with the issue related to cleaning up of landfill sites at Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa.

Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand told the bench she would discuss the issue with the LG and will get back to the court within a week.

The matter was posted for further hearing on August 27.

Delhi was facing an "emergency situation" due to mountains of garbage, the apex court had said earlier this month.

The LG had earlier told the court that his office was regularly reviewing and monitoring garbage disposal plans and action of municipal bodies.

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