Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding loss of agricultural yield due to the pollution of the river Noyyal, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, 26/08/2016

  • 26/08/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of K. K.Subramaniam & Others Vs Loss of Ecology (Prevention & Payment of Compensation) Authority & Others dated 26/08/2016 regarding loss of agricultural yield (Thoppampaptti Village, Thennilai keezh Bhavani Ayacut, Aravakurichi Taluk, Karur District, Tamil Nadu) due to the pollution of the river Noyyal caused by the bleaching and dyeing Units in Tirupur area.

Application stands dismissed. The applicants have claimed towards damages caused to 10.5 acres of land to the extent of Rs.5,25,000/- The Tribunal in this regard has taken note of the fact that even according to Dr.K.Krishnamurthy, Soil Scientist, whose report is relied upon by the applicants, the soil of the land showed 9.4 pH and Ec valued at 2.5 ds/m (TDS 1600 mg/l) and therefore, the soil was moderately affected as classified by the Expert Body - Anna University. After the inspection was made by Mr.A.Jainalaudeen, the Expert who assisted the Authority and who has found after measurement that admittedly, there were no agricultural operations going on since 2011 and hence there is no usage of polluted water now. The expert has given opinion that the soil is still fit for cultivation.

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