Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding hot mix plants operating in West Bengal, 18/12/2018
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 18/12/2018 regarding hot mix plants operating in West Bengal. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation through this application sought for modification of the order dated 18th September, 2018 and 1st October, 2018 asking for permission to continue with the operation of Hot Mix Plants with due consent from the State Pollution Control Board and to grant 6 months’ time to implement new technology. The primary ground for seeking such modification is that abrupt closure of the Hot Mix Plant would impede the on-going road repair works.
Court finds the stand of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation quite fair and reasonable in the sense that they have sought time (6 months’ period) to adopt new technologies for abatement of pollution in place of the Hot Mix Plants but instead of six months four month's time would be sufficient for the purpose.