Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding environmental pollution caused by marriage halls located in Pune, Maharashtra, 03/07/2017

  • 03/07/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sujal Sahakari Gruha Rachana Sanstha Maryadit Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 03/07/2017 regarding environmental pollution and degradation caused by various marriage halls and Mangal Karyalayas located on 100 ft DP road starting from Mhatre Bridge to Rajaram bridge in Pune. The Applicant alleges that the environmental degradation is caused due to the encroachment on the designated green belt area, being within the blue flood line marked along the river Mutha by such marriage halls.

NGT directs the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to regulate the activities at marriage halls/ lawns as per the guidelines framed by them in performance of its functions under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 within a period of next 2 months. In case of non-compliance, the Board shall take suitable legal action including that of closure of non-complying marriage halls/ lawns.