Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution caused by vehicles in the city of Indore, 03/08/2015

  • 03/08/2015

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Centre for Environment Protection, Research & Development & Others Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 03/08/2015 regarding pollution caused by vehicles in the city of Indore.

The Tribunal in its order noted that the "Applicant in this case had drawn the attention with regard to the vehicular pollution more than 11 years ago during which period in the city of Indore pollution levels was so high that it came within critically polluted city of India under the CEPI score. In spite of all these and matter having been considered before the Hon‟ble High Court at Jabalpur for nearly decade no effective steps were taken by the State. Even now shelter is being sought to be taken on the pretext of the amendment of the Rules of procedure for appointment of authorised agents. We are constrained to observe that this attitude of the State in not showing due regard to the adherence of law for the prevention of pollution and makes the State liable on the Polluter Pays Principle."