Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution by industries in District Gautambudh Nagar and Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 06/08/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 06/08/2019 regarding pollution caused by industries operating in District Gautambudh Nagar and Ghaziabad, State of Uttar Pradesh. The industries were not properly discharging hazardous waste, waste water and solid waste, were withdrawing groundwater illegally and using furnace oil and pet coke causing air pollution.
The NGT had ordered for the constitution of a joint Committee comprising of the CPCB and UPPCB to furnish a report on the matter. The Committee found some units to be non-complaint and made a series of recommendations.
The NGT accepting the recommendations directed the state pollution control board to take further approprite action within one month, which should include the assessment and recovery of compenstion for damage caused to the environment on the 'Polluter Pays' principle.