Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding the order for the closure of the bottling plant of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Varanasi, 20/06/2014
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of M/s Hindustan Coca- Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. v/s U.P Pollution Control Board. dated 20/06/2014. This appeal challenges an order of closure of the Appellant unit Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Varanasi dated 06-06-2014 following a show cause notice on 23rd May, 2014. The Tribunal has noted "so far as the industry which has also existed the Tribunal, is unable to notice any reason to stop the same from carrying on its operation with original capacity since no guideline were brought to the notice of the Tribunal which require NOC for the existing industry. The Appellant has made a prime facie case for stay of the impugned order only in respect of the existing industry. Under such circumstances pending the Appeal, the order of UPPCB has to be stayed only in respect of the operation of the Appellant’s industry which has been manufacturing 600 bottles per minute and in other respect the order of closure is not disturbed."