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NGT fines government hospitals over segregation of waste

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 22, 2017, 1:35 am IST
Updated : Aug 22, 2017, 1:35 am IST

On August 18, the NGT had imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on Shalimar Bagh-based Fortis Hospital.

National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)
 National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Noting that some government hospitals have not complied with solid waste management rules, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed fines of Rs 50,000 on four of them.

The green tribunal imposed the environment compensation on Lady Hardinge Medical College, Indira Gandhi ESI, Ram Manohar Lohia, and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospitals.

The green panel directed these hospitals to collect their waste in a segregated form and ensure its disposal at the sites identified for the purpose in accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. It fixed the matter for hearing on September 4.

On August 18, the NGT had imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on Shalimar Bagh-based Fortis Hospital and Rs 1.5 lakh each on Max Super Speciality Hospital and Dharamshila Hospital & Research Centre.

Government hospitals like Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan, Jag Pravesh Chandra, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Swami Dayanand and Safdarjung Hospital were also slapped with fines of Rs 75,000 each.

The NGT had also issued notice to major waste generators in the city, including five-star hotels, malls, hospitals, educational institutions with hostels and housing societies which had not complied with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The NGT had also asked the hotels to set up sewage treatment plants and anti-pollution devices within four weeks and ensure that the STPs function properly on a regular basis.

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