Delhi HC accepts draft sanitary waste disposal bye-laws
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-20

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The Delhi High Court today accepted a set of draft bye-laws on sanitary waste disposal framed jointly by local authorities and environmental experts, which call for introduction of user fees for municipal services among other things.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the Delhi government to forward the bye-laws to the office of the Lieutenant Governor so that these can be immediately notified.The bye-laws are the “first of its kind” in the country, the experts told the bench.

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Besides introducing user fees for using municipal services, the bye-laws provide for enforcing segregation at sources such as in the households and housing societies, strengthening of waste collection, storage, transportation and processing systems and imposing penalties for littering or violating the rules.The fees and penalties will see a five percent per annum increase, the draft bye-laws, which have been approved by all the local authorities, said.


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