Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding closing of stainless steel pickling industries, Delhi, 16/10/2018
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All India Lokadhikar Sangathan Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 16/10/2018 regarding closing of hazardous industries functioning in Delhi, including stainless steel pickling industries.
The present Execution Application was filed on 16.02.2017 alleging that inspite of the categorical statement made before this Tribunal and orders of this Tribunal, the industries were illegally continuing and they were also enjoying electricity and water supply connection. The industries continue to discharge untreated effluents in the river Yamuna.
National Green Tribunal directs Delhi Government to forthwith stop operation of the industries and initiate action for violation of law. The Chief Secretary, Delhi has been asked to constitute a three member team to identify persons responsible who may be liable to be prosecuted and punished for violation of law. National Green Tribunal imposes a cost of Rs. 50 crores on the Delhi Government for its inaction and failure resulting in creating lawlessness and also damaging the environment and the public health.