The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has come down heavily on the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) for lack of action on violators of water pollution.
Solan, Himachal Pradesh
Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has come down heavily on
the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) for lack of action on violators of
of water pollution are continuing in Baddi and mere stay of order of closure
and assessment of compensation for the past violations does not justify
inaction for further violations. SPCB made this observation on June 23, 2021 in
a case pertaining to pollution in Balad river on account of leakage from the
Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP).
four-member joint committee comprising a representative of Ministry of
Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Central Pollution Control Board, SPCB
and District Magistrate has been directed to file a status report.
NGT has expressed serious concern over the fact that the four textile units of
Baddi are still not meeting the water pollution norms and the fixed dissolved
solids (FDS) released by them were beyond the prescribed limits. These
units are Auro Textile, Auro Textile unit-II,
Auro Dyeing of Vardhman Textile and Winsome Textile.
SPCB had identified 16 industries having effluent generation of more than 200
KLD. In the latest sampling conducted on May 21, three industries -Proctor
& Gamble Home Products, Torrent Pharmaceutical and Abbott Healthcare were
found having effluents above the prescribed limits.
NGT has directed the SPCB to take
remedial action to enforce environmental rule of law.
Source: The Tribune