Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution by Asarmeta Cement Plant, District Janjgeer Champa, Chhattisgarh, 27/03/2019

  • 27/03/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mathura Bai Verma, Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat Parsada Vs State of Chhattisgarh dated 27/03/2019 regarding environmental pollution by the cement plant operated by M/s Newako Wistas Corp. Limited, Asarmeta Cement Plant, Tehsil Alaktara, District Janjgeer Champa, Chhattisgarh. There is also a proposal to set up 20MW coal based Captive Power Plant which will further damage the environment. Green belt is being damaged and trees are being cut.

NGT disposed of the application by saying that "since the objection is to be considered by the concerned authorities in the process of considering the proposal for environment impact assessment, no order is necessary at this stage". The Tribunal further directs the grievance to be forwarded to the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Bhopal for consideration.