New Delhi: Taking strong objections to non-implementation of solid waste management rules in the country, the Supreme Court today said “India will go down under the garbage one day”.
The top court said that days are not far when garbage mounds at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi will match the height of iconic 73-metre high Qutub Minar and red beacon light will have to be used to ward off aircraft.
“We keep on passing orders but solid waste management rules are not implemented. What is the use of passing the orders when no one is bothered to implement it. India will go down under the garbage one day,” a bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.
It said, “Garbage mounds at the Ghazipur landfill site will one day touch the height of Qutub Minar and red beacon light will have to be used to ward off the aircraft”.
The apex court also asked all the states and union territories to frame a policy for disposal of solid waste in three months.