Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding operation of the stone crusher mixing units in village Kidigam, Tahasil Kasinagar, District Gajapati, Odisha, 23/11/2016
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mathala Chandrapati Rao Vs Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) dated 23/11/2016 regarding irresponsible operation of the stone crusher mixing units in village Kidigam, Tahasil Kasinagar, District Gajapati, Odisha. According to the appellant the crusher was in operation from 8th March, 2011 and the stone crusher as well as the plant continued to operate in violation of the conditions stipulated for its operations, thereby causing environmental degradation, the effect of which could be seen from fall in agricultural/horticulture produce and increase in respiratory diseases. National Green Tribunal directs M/s BVSR Construction Pvt. Ltd. to pay Environmental Compensation of Rs. 5,00,000/- (Rs. Five Lakhs).