Judgment of the National Green Tribunal regarding explosion in a pharmaceutical company, Tarapur, Palghar district, Maharashtra, 31/03/2023

  • 31/03/2023

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sayyed Mohammed Sabir Usman Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 31/03/2023.

The matter related to explosion at a pharmaceutical company (Ank Pharma Pvt. Ltd) in January 2020 leading to the death of eight people and injuring seven others in Tarapur, Palghar district, Maharashtra.

The NGT directed that an amount of Rs 21.7 lakhs should be deposited by the project proponent with the MPCB within a period of one month. The said amount should be used within the next six months for the improvement of the environment in the local area in consultation with the district collector.

The industry was also directed to pay compensation to the legal heirs of the deceased persons as well as to injured persons.