Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding use of lead in manufacturing of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes and other products, 25/05/2017

  • 25/05/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jan Sahyog Manch Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Others dated 25/05/2017 regarding environment and ecological damage caused by the use of lead in manufacturing of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes and other products. The Applicant Jan Sahyog Manch has also prayed for stringent directions for withdrawing the PVC pipes out of the market which are containing lead based heat stabilizer.

MoEF&CC has been directed by NGT :

  • To notify the quality standards of lead to be used for PVC pipes within four months.
  • To lay down the standards for presence of lead in PVC pipes, in consultation with BIS.
  • To draw up a programme for phasing out of lead as stabilizer in PVC pipes.