The National Green Tribunal Slaps Fine On DTU

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a penalty on the Delhi Technological University (DTU), earlier known as the Delhi College of Engineering (DCE).

WHY FINE IMPOSED

–Failing to devise a mechanism to treat the huge quantity of waste generated by it

–Not complying with environment laws.

–NGT order had come after it examined an interim report submitted by a committee set up by it

–Committee recommended action against defaulting bodies for:

A) improper management and treatment of sewage

B) lack of mechanism to recycle waste.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed an environment compensation of Rs. 25,000 on the erring educational body for not taking adequate protection for protection of ecology. “The payment should be made within two weeks to Delhi Pollution Control Committee, failing which the same shall be recovered as arrears of land revenue by the concerned,” the bench said.

In 1963, the administration of the DTU was handed over to the Delhi administration. The Delhi College of Engineering was under administrative control of Department of Technical Education and Training of the Delhi government. For academic purposes, the college was affiliated to the University of Delhi since 1952. From July 2009, the DCE was renamed Delhi Technological University vide the Delhi Act 6 of 2009.

WHICH OTHER COLLEGES FINED

–Vivekananda Mahila College

–Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

–Shyam Lal College

The Green Panel directed them to install anti-pollution devices within three months. In the event of default, these colleges would be liable to pay environmental compensation of Rs. 5 lakh and shut down.

The green body had noted that Delhi generates nearly 14,100 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste per day and said that the mass generators of waste cannot be equated to a simple households generating trash.

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