Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (May 7, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

By DTE Staff
Published: Tuesday 07 May 2019

Unit of Aditya Birla Chemicals, Rehla, Palamu District causing pollution

The NGT on May 3 directed the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board to submit a report of the assessment and damages to be recovered from Grasim Industries Ltd, Chemicals division at Mouza, a unit of Aditya Birla Chemicals India. Anwar Hussain Ansari of Alpsankhayak Morcha had alleged pollution of the ground water by the industry on account of fly ash produced by industrial process.

SPCB to probe pollution by NTPC in village Badakagaon, Hazaribagh

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on May 3, 2019, directed the Jharkhand Pollution Control Board (JPCB) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to look into allegations of pollution caused by NTPC Ltd in the villages of Badakagaon, Keridari, Baanka (Katakamdag), Katakamsaandi and Hajaribagh Shahar in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district due to improper handling of coal, which had been affecting the health of locals. The JPCB and CPCB have been directed to submit a report on the matter within two months.

Coal kilns in Gram Dhol Majara, Kurushetra, affecting public health

Air pollution due to coal kilns in Gram Dhol Majara, Shahbad tehsil, Kurushetra district, Haryana because of the use of hard coal furnaces has adversely affected the health of local people. The matter came up for hearing before the NGT on May 3, 2019. NGT directed the Haryana State Pollution Control Board to look into the matter, take appropriate action in accordance with the law and furnish a report within two months.

Nanglamal Distillery in Meerut discharging chemical effluents: CPCB to look into the matter

The NGT on May 3, after going through an application alleging pollution by the Nanglamal Distillery in Nanglamal village in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district, directed the CPCB and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to look into the matter, take appropriate action in accordance with the law and furnish a factual and action-taken report to the tribunal within two months. It was claimed that the unit was discharging highly polluting chemical effluents and was operating without following the requisite safety norms.

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