Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution caused by the Universal Carbon Factory at Tanda, Hoshiarpur Punjab, 30/05/2019

  • 30/05/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarabjit Singh & Others Vs State of Punjab dated 30/05/2019 regarding remedial action against the pollution caused by the Universal Carbon Factory at Tanda, Hoshiarpur Road, Hoshiarpur Punjab. The report by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) acknowledged violations under Air Act 1981 and the unit was directed to be shifted by April 2020.

The Tribunal expressed surprise at the lackadaisical attitude of the PPCB and stated that "once pollution is being caused, ‘Precautionary’, ‘Sustainable Development’ and ‘Polluter Pays’ principles have to be applied" and directs such action to be taken in accordance with law and a further report submitted in a month.

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