Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution caused by industries engaged in fish oil, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangaluru, 08/07/2016

  • 08/07/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Mohammed Kabir & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/07/2016 regarding environmental degradation and pollution caused by industries located in Ullal Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangaluru by engaging in the production of fish oil and fish meal.

NGT imposes upon the industries to pay penalty under Polluter Pays Principle and also an amount of Rs. 25,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five lakhs only) against the respondent No. 24 Fish meal and Fish oil Manufacturers Association for utter negligence and violation of standards in operating the CETP thereby leading to releasing of untreated effluents into the adjacent sea and causing pollution inspite of giving a no. of opportunities to rectify the CETP.