Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding stone crusher units situated within 1 km radius of each other, Kancheepuram Taluk. Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, 14/01/2016
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zonal Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. Sankar Blue Metals Vs Tamil Nadu pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/01/2016. These appeals are directed against the orders of the Appellate Authority of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (the Board) in respect of the three of the Blue Metal units, passed under the Water (prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 in and by which the Appellate Authority confirmed the decision of the Board passed under the above said Acts rejecting the application of the appellants who are the stone crusher units on the ground that they are situated within 1 km radius and not complying with the citing criteria prescribed in B.P.No. 4 dated 02-07-2004.
Both the orders of Appellate Authority as well as rejection orders of the Board are to be set aside and the matter remitted back to the Board to consider the application for consent by giving proper reasons and opportunity if necessary, to the parties and pass appropriate orders.