Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding environmental pollution caused by poultry farms, 24 North Parganas, West Bengal, 16/02/2016

  • 16/02/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Qamaruddin Gazi Vs Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal dated 16/02/2016 regarding environmental pollution and injury to the human health, particularly to the people living nearby a poultry farm established in a residential area, District- 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal. It is an admitted fact that there is no guideline framed by the West Bengal State Pollution Control Board relating to establishment of poultry farm in a particular site though as per management regime it is an industry of green nature.

NGT directs the poultry's to stop their operation till Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate is granted by the State Pollution Control Board. The Superintendent of Police, North 24 Parganas is directed to implement the order of the Tribunal relating to closure of the poultry farm till consent is granted by the PCB.