For failing to devise a mechanism to treat the large quantities of waste generated and for not complying with the environmental laws, The National Green Tribunal imposed a penalty on the Delhi Technological University (DTU).
A penalty of INR 25,000 was imposed on the educational body by the bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar for not taking the protection of ecology into the account.
"Noticee submits that they have received the show cause notice and they have taken steps as were required. However, it is a continuous process and it is assured by the counsel on behalf of noticee that in future also they will comply with all steps and install requisite anti- pollution devices.
"The payment should be made within two weeks to Delhi Pollution Control Committee, failing which the same shall be recovered as arrears of land revenue by the concerned," the bench said.
Earlier, NGT also imposed an environment compensation of INR 25,000 each on Vivekananda Mahila College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Shyam Lal College for similar reasons and directed them to install anti-pollution devices within three months.
The committee further said that in the event of default, these colleges will be liable to pay environmental compensation of INR 5 lakh and shut down.