Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding buildings in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh lacking EC, Jharkhand, 23/09/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding construction of various buildings in the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh without obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. It had also been indicated that the infraction also pertain to the Jharkhand High Court Building, Jhakahand Vidhan Sabha, P & M Hi-Tech City Centre Mall, Jamshedpur, Vijaya Garden Homes and Aastha Twin City.
Affidavit filed by the Member Secretary, SEIAA, Jharkhand indicated that the assembly building - Vidhan Sabha has been raised without environmental clearance and proposal for EC has been submitted to MoEF&CC on September 2017. With respect to other structures, further time has been requested by the Member Secretary, SEIAA, Jharkhand. NGT grants eight weeks of time, making it clear that there won't be any further extension of time. If violation is proved, then the project proponent should be liable to pay environmental compensation, assessed by the CPCB for the damages caused to the environment.