Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution caused by the mining activity of Hindustan Zinc Limited, village Bherukhera (II), Agucha Tehsil, Hurda District, Bhilwara, Rajasthan, 12/05/2016

  • 12/05/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Davad Vs Hindustan Zinc Ltd. & Others dated 12/05/2016. The Application was filed by residents of village Bherukhera (II), Agucha Tehsil, Hurda District, Bhilwara with the allegations that after the establishment and as a result of the mining activities being carried out by Hindustan Zinc Limited in their mines granted for excavation of lead, zinc and associated minerals near Agucha - Rampura in an area of 1200 hectares of land since 1980 and this site being in close proximity of distance of 100 to 200 meters from the village Bherukhera (II), as a result of the mining activity and non compliance of preventive measures and directions of the PCB toxic dust results in severe air pollution which is affecting the whole surroundings and the environment as well as the crops, grass, animals and the human-beings.

Application disposed of. NGT in its Judgement noted that Corporate Social Responsibility is not a onetime obligation and needs to be carried out continuously. For the aforesaid purpose the District Administration in consultation with the local village Panchayat and the representatives of the people and considering the need for the same would ensure that CSR activities are undertaken and completed to the satisfaction and for the best use and benefit of the local people. So that they too may benefit from the same.