Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding industrial pollution of river Daman Ganga and drain Bill Khadi in district Valsad in Gujarat, 13/05/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aryavart Foundation Vs M/s Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. & Others dated 13/05/2019 regarding pollution of river Daman Ganga and drain Bill Khadi in district Valsad in Gujarat due to discharge of untreated polluting industrial effluents by more than 500 industrial units in Vapi Industrial Cluster.
NGT directs the Committee constituted to make calculation based on actual period of pollution during five years preceding 26.02.2018, the date on which this application was filed i.e. from 26.02.2013 till the date of calculation. The Committee has to take into account the category under which the industry falls (red, orange and green). The Committee has also been asked to corelate the compensation to be recovered to the cost of restoration. The GPCB has been asked to list all the polluting units and clearly stated that "if cost of restoration is not recovered from polluters, the regulator and not the victim should be responsible for the loss." The Committee has been asked to submit the report within two months.