National Green Tribunal concerned over antimony-coated solar panels



NEW DELHI - The National Green Tribunal has expressed severe concern and over lack of policy or rules with regard to disposal of solar panels containing antimony and sought minimum time schedule required for the purpose.

A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the counsel appearing for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Environment and Forests and other parties to seek instructions on the issue and apprise it about the time needed to come out with such rules. “It is an undisputed fact that neither any policy nor rules are in existence with regard to disposal of antimony-coated solar panels.

“We direct the respective counsels to seek instructions on the issue and in case the exercise is now to be done, the minimum time schedule which will be required,” the bench, also comprising expert member Satyawan Singh Garbyal, said.

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