Delhi

NGT tells CPCB, UPPCB to submit report on pollution

From distillery in Meerut after plea alleges

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board and the Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board to look into a plea alleging pollution from the discharge of chemical effluents by a Meerut-based distillery.

A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said, “Let the CPCB and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board [UPPCB] look into the matter and take appropriate action in accordance with law and furnish a factual and action taken report to this tribunal.”

The directions came when the green panel was hearing a plea against the Nanglamal Distillery in Meerut. “Allegation in this letter, which has been treated as an application, relates to causing pollution by the distillery. It is alleged that the unit is discharging highly polluting chemical effluents and is operating without following the requisite safety norms,” the Bench said.

Directing authorities to furnish the report within two months, the Bench added that non-compliance of NGT orders is “actionable by way of punitive action including prosecution.”

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