The counsel informed the court that they have received information from 22 states about constitution of state-level advisory boards and have compiled data received from the respective states.
“There is no point in filing affidavits if they contain nothing. We are not taking this affidavit on record… You have not seen it and you want us to see this affidavit,” a PTI report quoted the bench as observing.
The court had earlier expressed grave concern over the deaths due to vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya and said lack of waste management was the cause of several lives being lost across the country.
It referred to the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and said the duties of various ministries, like the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Urban Development, were specified in it, media reports said.
In 2015, the apex court had on its own taken cognisance of death of a seven-year-old boy due to dengue. He had been allegedly denied treatment by five private hospitals and his distraught parents subsequently committed suicide, it was pointed out.