Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal construction of a structure by a hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 13/01/2021

  • 13/01/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subash Mohapatra Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 13/01/2021.

Grievance in this application is against construction of a complex having more than 4,00,000 sq. m. built up area at Bhubaneswar in Odisha by M/s Sum Hospital without the requisite statutory Environmental Clearance (EC). According to the applicant, the complex in question involves a large covered area for which construction cannot proceed without the requisite EC in terms of EIA Notification of September 14, 2006.

The NGT directed a Joint Committee to be formed comprising representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and Odisha State Pollution Control Board. The Committee would ascertain the facts, after giving opportunity to the project proponent and take such action as may found necessary, in accordance with law.