Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding industries involved in the illegal sale of hazardous waste materials to the public, Karur, Tamil Nadu, 15/12/2015

  • 15/12/2015

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. Tamil Nadu HDPE Knitted Fabrics Manufacturers Association Vs Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee & Others dated 15/12/2015 regarding certain industries involved in the illegal sale of hazardous waste materials to the public by misusing the export quota.

The applicant states that, against the guidelines and rules several units have illegally mushroomed in the aea of Karur and started manufacturing Long Lasting Insecticide Impregnated Mosquito Net (LLIN) products using the insecticide alpha-cypermethrin, which is a highly toxic and hazardous material, under the guise of export which again is a prohibited activity as per the norms of the 1st respondent (Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee, Ministry of Agriculture).

Application stands dismissed as it is devoid of merits both on facts and in law. The applicant has not produced any evidence of misuse of the permission granted to the LLIN manufacturing units to prove that they are selling the products in the domestic market and causing pollution and health hazard to the public. 

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