The Chattisgarh High Court while hearing a PIL filed in the matter of bringing harmful waste from other states has put a stay on it. The central government has not yet responded in this case. On this, the court gave an extension of one week and asked to submit the reply.
Rajneesh Awasthi, a resident of Raipur, has filed a PIL in the High Court through advocate Manayanath Thakur.
It has been stated that in the state of Chhattisgarh, there is no facility of hazardous industrial waste management as per rules. Due to this, there is a risk of increasing pollution causes destruction.
The Petitioner alleged that even after such a serious issue, the Chhattisgarh Environment Board has given permission to destroy the hazardous industrial waste of the state as well as other states. While the facility is not available as per rules, it is illegal to bring industrial waste from other states and destroy it in this way.
It was claimed in the PIL that the state’s environment, water, air and soil are feared to be damaged due to hazardous chemicals. At the same time, increasing pollution will directly affect the health of people.
The petition states that it should be arranged before allowing other states to destroy hazardous industrial waste.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon and Justice PP Sahu had issued notices to the Center and the state government during the last hearing.The Court further put a stay on the Environment Board’s order to allow waste from other states .
During the hearing on Monday. The Court held that the Central Government has not yet responded in the case. Therefore, the court has directed the Central Government to file a reply in one week.