Feel free to dump waste in Aravalis: Gurugram civic body
A new waste-dumping site near the Gurugram-Faridabad border, covering two acres of the seasonal Ghata Lake, is polluting the Aravallis. While environmentalists raised concerns, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram stated it "can't and won't" prevent waste-dumping in the Aravallis or any place. MCG said its hands are tied by the legal case against the construction and demolition waste-treatment plant it planned at Basai. Know more!
"It is shocking that the MCG refused to help us. The latest dumpsite has come up in the middle of a green belt in the Aravali foothills, at the slope of Ghata where the rainwater runoff is maximum. This is disastrous for the environment."
Haryana Government wanted to build the construction and demolition waste-treatment plant over 55 acres at Gurugram's Basai. But environmentalists opposed and argued in National Green Tribunal the plant would destroy Basai's ecology. MCG Senior Town Planner Sudhir Chauhan said: "As no alternative arrangement could be made for dumping of waste, people are free to dump garbage wherever they want till the ban is lifted."
In 2016, National Green Tribunal stated if anyone was found dumping waste in the Aravallis, their vehicle should be seized and a Rs. 5,000 penalty should be imposed. It also directed Gurugram and Faridabad police commissioners to ensure the rules are fully complied with.