Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding damage to the environment caused by M/s. Jubilant Organic Limited, Nimbut-Nira, Pune, Maharashtra, 04/02/2020

  • 04/02/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Janardan Kundalikrao Pharande & Others Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others Vs 04/02/2020 regarding remedial action to be taken for the damage to the environment caused by M/s. Jubilant Organic Limited, Nimbut-Nira, District Pune, Maharashtra in the course of its distillery unit’s activity. Present proceedings are for execution of judgment of the Tribunal dated 16.05.2014 holding that the unit had caused damage to the environment and was liable to take remedial measures and to pay compensation.

The NGT said the industry has been non compliant in safeguarding the environment and liable to pay compensation already assessed by the Committee on sound principles. Apart from payment of compensation for the damage in the past, the unit needs to take steps for remediation. The steps be taken accordingly within three months and if noncompliance continues, closure may be the only option. Compensation already calculated may be deposited with the CPCB within one month.