Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution by a paper industry in Sitapur District, Uttar Pradesh, 17/09/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunl in the matter of Ram Sharan Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 17/09/2019 regarding pollution caused by M/s. J. B. Daruka Paper Limited, District Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh resulting in death of animals in the area. Following a joint report from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) which showed deficiencies, the Tribunal directed that further action be taken and compensation assessed and recovered. An interim compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs was directed to be recovered from the unit.
An action taken report was filed which showed that the unit was now substantially compliant and compensation of Rs. 30,90,000/- has been assessed, out of which a sum of Rs. 10 lakhs has already been collected. Keeping in mind, the status of compliance of recommendations made by the joint inspection team, a further action taken report has to be furnished by the SPCB. NGT also made it clear that "this order will not debar the Board from considering the viewpoint of the unit in question in accordance with law."