Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of Air Act 1981 and Environment Act 1986 caused due to poor quality of kerosene supply, 30/08/2016

  • 30/08/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Dileep B. Nevatia Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Others dated 30/08/2016 regarding violation of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 and Environment (Protection) Act 1986, being caused due to the poor quality of kerosene supply by the public sector refineries operating under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to the poorest segment of the society for their cooking and other purposes and also to the Defence personnel.

National Green Tribunal directs the Secretary, MoEF to notify the quality standards, including sulphur for kerosene, used for domestic purposes within 16 (sixteen) weeks from now. A compliance report shall be filed by the MoEF after the stipulated time.