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Remove debris within 24 hrs of idol immersion: HC

Remove debris within 24 hrs of idol immersion: HC
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The PIL bench of the AP High Court comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sen Gupta and Justice KC Bhanu on Tuesday reiterated a series of direction for protecting the lakes and dealing with the surge of pollutants during the Ganesh immersion. The batch disposed of a batch of writ pleas seeking various directions for protection of the Hussain Sagar Lake, in particular and complaining of large scale pollution.

  • Reiterates 2001 verdict on saving lakes, says it is comprehensive and enough
  • Local police directed to ensure removal of pollutants
  • Burning of waste material from the lake banned
  • Companies involved in recycling asked to participate

Hyderabad: The PIL bench of the AP High Court comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sen Gupta and Justice KC Bhanu on Tuesday reiterated a series of direction for protecting the lakes and dealing with the surge of pollutants during the Ganesh immersion. The batch disposed of a batch of writ pleas seeking various directions for protection of the Hussain Sagar Lake, in particular and complaining of large scale pollution. The bench referred to an earlier verdict of the court made in 2001 headed by the then Chief Justice and reiterated that the said directions were comprehensive enough for saving the lakes.

The bench in its earlier order and my implication today issued a series of directions which require the prompt removal of the remains of the idols, the debris, straw, jute etc and all other waste material within 24 hours. The said waste would have to be removed and transported to the solid waste management dumping sites of the Corporation. There will be no burning or disposal of the wastes in any other manner than specified by the court. The schedule of immersion of the idols too would be strictly as prescribed by the police in this regard.

The bench further directed that the local police would ensure that removal transportation of the said waste and remains. The Pollution Control Board would be kept informed of the details to ensure compliance and the bench direction also makes it clear that those interested in reuse of the remains of the idols and structures be encouraged to lift the same and that be done immediately after the immersion of the idols.

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