NGT asks CPCB and DPCC to issue suitable directions for compliance with proposals in 3 plants

Directions have been given to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for the waste-to-energy plants in Ghazipur, Okhla and Bawana.

The court order came following a September 24 report filed by the CPCB, while hearing an application filed by Sukhdev Vihar Residents’ Welfare Association for the giving of compensation for violation of environmental norms.

It was found that the plant was lacking in its operations and was causing a violation of environmental norms, for which it was necessary to take remedial steps.

Remedial action was ordered to be taken, including payment of environmental compensation of Rs 25 lakh, instead of shutting it down. The NGT further instructed to conduct monthly inspections by the regulators of the plants.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said in an order released on November 11 said, “Let the CPCB and DPCC issue appropriate directions for compliance of the observations and recommendations, by the waste-to-energy plants in question”.

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