Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution caused by Ashapura Group of Companies, village Ler, Kutch, Gujarat, 06/05/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Veeral P. Chauhan Vs State of Gujarat dated 06/05/2019 regarding remedial action against pollution caused by Ashapura Group of Companies, village Ler, Taluka Bhuj, District Kutch, Gujarat. The joint report of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the State PCB informed the Tribunal that the unit has still not complied with the deficiencies. Ammonia contamination has been observed in the groundwater samples and the report recommends a green belt to be developed to utilize 180 KLD treated effluent and adequate dust control system should be provided at raw material crushers.
During the hearing, counsel for State PCB has furnished a brief note of action taken to the effect that bank guarantee of Rs. 15 Lakhs has been forfeited and additional bank guarantee of Rs. 30 Lakhs has been taken. Notice has been issued for initiating prosecution, compensation assessment has been assigned to the District level Committee. Revocation of the closure has been extended for three months subject to certain conditions.