Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding disposal of fly ash by BPSCL, Jharkhand, 02/04/2019

  • 02/04/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anul Haq Ansari, President, Mouja Maheshpur Raiyat Samiti Vs State of Jharkhand dated 02/04/2019 regarding scientific disposal of fly ash to avoid air pollution by the Bokaro Power Supply Company Limited (BPSCL), Jharkhand. The plant was not properly maintaining ash pond which was discharging chemical effluent which affected the wildlife and quality of Damodar river and aquatic life of the river.

The report submitted by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) mentions that the measures taken for controlling of fugitive dust from ash heap and ash pond area are not satisfactory and the unit was required to take remedial action. The Tribunal directs action to be taken in view of the report and asks JSPCB to monitor the work.