Dissatisfied with the High Court, instruction to ask questions to the Environment Minister

Navi Mumbai: Garbage filling is increasing on Kandal forests in Uran and Kharfuti is in danger. The Uran municipal administration has failed to make separate arrangements for waste. Therefore, the High Court has directed to take up this issue with the Environment Minister. Information has also been ordered to be submitted during the next hearing.

In Uran Municipal area, two tons of garbage is dumped in Kharfuti area every day. The waste is set on fire for disposal. This poses a threat to the environment. Residents are choking on fire and smoke. This question has been lingering for the last 15 years.

Net Connect has twice complained to the Prime Minister about this and has written to the Chief Minister of the state. But no action has been taken. The Kandlavan Conservation and Conservation Committee had directed CIDCO and the Raigad administration to look for alternative sites as Nat Connect and Shri Ekvira I Pratishthan had repeatedly raised the issue. But nothing happened. The hearing took place in the High Court on Tuesday. Justice Milind N. Jadhav and S. J. Kathawala heard petitions from Shri Hanuman Koliwada Fishermen’s Development Limited and other stakeholders in Uran. Various officials have promised to look into the matter, but no government agency has been able to find an alternative site for the waste. He lamented that garbage collection was still going on in Kharfuti area. The court expressed displeasure to the Raigad district collector as the Uran municipality could not take measures even after two years. The state environment minister has been directed to take up the matter.

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