Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding categorization of out still liquor manufacturing units, Odisha, 30/10/2019

  • 30/10/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Banarasi Meher Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 30/10/2019 on whether the out still liquor manufacturing units fall within the 'green' category or the "orange' category of the categorization of industries worked out by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB).

The NGT directed the OSPCB to permit the out still liquor unit to operate for at least 15 days, subject to the unit obtaining all the requisite permissions for the purpose and, after 15 days of its operation, the State PCB shall collect samples of the water and analyse those in terms of the parameters laid down for the purpose and then assess as to whether the unit would fall under the ‘Green’ or the ‘Orange’ Category. The State PCB has to submit the report before January 8, 2020.