Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding management of fly ash, 12/02/2020

  • 12/02/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shantanu Sharma Versus Union of India & Others dated 12/02/2020 regarding management of fly ash generated by the thermal power plants (TPPs).

The NGT directed the TPPS to take prompt steps for scientific disposal of fly ash in accordance with the statutory notification issued by the MoEF&CC under the provisions of EP Act requiring 100% utilization and disposal of fly ash. CPCB has been asked to compute and levy environmental compensation and the CPCB guidelines of May 2019 for utilization/disposal of fly ash for reclamation of low lying areas and in stowing/back filling of abandoned mines/quarries should be complied with.