Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Platinum ACC Blocks, Daman Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli, 09/12/2020

  • 09/12/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Platinum AAC Blocks Pvt. Ltd. Vs Pollution Control Committee, Daman Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli & Others dated 09/12/2020.

Grievance was against conduct of the Pollution Control Committee, Daman Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli in not complying with the orders of the NGT dated January 17, 2020 and September 14, 2020. By NGT order January 17, 2020, the activity of the industry which is utilization of fly ash was held to be permissible in the light of the report of the joint Committee comprising the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Pollution Control Committee (PCC). NGT order banning the said activity was set aside. Further, subsequent order of September 14, 2020 - conduct of the PCC in again taking the same stand was disapproved. A copy of the order was forwarded to the Advisor of the Union Territory, Daman Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli to consider action against the erring officer of the PCC.

The unit, Platinum AAC Blocks has informed the NGT that the PCC was still not complying with the orders and not allowing the fly ash management activity of the applicant. The NGT directed the Chairman, CPCB to look into the matter and take remedial action expeditiously.

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