Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms in the course of construction of the Indira Sagar Polavaram Multipurpose Project, Andhra Pradesh, 10/05/2019

  • 10/05/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Pentapati Pulla Rao Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/05/2019 regarding violation of environmental norms in the course of construction of the Indira Sagar Polavaram Multipurpose Project in Andhra Pradesh.

A four member Committee comprising representatives of the Central Pollution Control Board, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and the District Collector submitted a report on the matter. The report suggests among other things vegetation/greenbelt on the dumps to prevent air pollution, preparing an action plan on the feasibility of utilizing the excavated material within the project area.

Another report was furnished by the committee to rectify the deficiencies pointed out by the Tribunal. The Committee has found that several steps are still required to be taken and indicated timelines which extend upto June 30, 2019 and requires the project proponent to take further specified actions. NGT directs the project proponent to act accordingly and report to the committee and the committee has been asked to furnish further report on or before July 31, 2019.

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