Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding emission standards for (SO2, Nox and Sox) for industries, 02/05/2017

  • 02/05/2017

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/05/2017 regarding ban on sales and use of furnace oil and pet-coke in Delhi NCR.

EPCA report submitted before the Supreme Court states that the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have no objection if a ban is placed on the use of Furnace Oil and Pet Coke like in Delhi. It is also pointed out SO2, Nox and Sox standards have not been fixed for almost 35 industries.

In view of the above, Supreme Court directs the Union of India as well as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to fix SO2, Nox and Sox standards for the industries after giving a hearing to a limited number of authorized representatives of these industries keeping in mind the provisions of the Environment Protection Act, 1986. The standards should be fixed on or before 30th June, 2017.