Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding air and water pollution and consequent health hazards around the premises of Associate Cement Company Ltd., Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, 18/04/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarav Shikshit Evam Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/04/2017 regarding air and water pollution and consequent health hazards in and around the premises of Associate Cement Company Ltd. located near Barmana, District Bilaspur, State of Himachal Pradesh.
On December 10, 2015 NGT passed a Judgement which directs for a formation of a Joint Inspection Team (representatives of the Central Pollution Control Board, Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Department of Industries -Himachal Pradesh, Senior Doctor from the Directorate of Health - Himachal Pradesh) which will submit a report to Tribunal on creation of green belt, wind barriers, ambient air quality stack samples, discharge from the STP, noise levels and maintenance of anti-pollution devices fixed by the industry as directed by NGT. The Committee would also deal with the health aspects of the villagers living around the cement industry.
CASE STATUS AS OF 18/04/2017
NGT expresses its dissatisfaction with the Status Report filed on behalf of the State of Himachal Pradesh Deputy Commissioner, District, Chief Medical Officer and other Members of the Committee, which was constituted in terms of the Judgment, to be present before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing. They shall explain as to what steps have been taken; the remedial measures taken particularly in relation to public health; how much medicines have been distributed out of the funds awarded and how much funds awarded under the Judgment have been utilized.