Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding handling of fly ash at two thermal power plants at Jhajjar, Haryana, 01/07/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vedprakash Vs State of Haryana dated 01/07/2019 regarding handling of the accumulated fly ash at the units of M/s NTPC Aravali Power Co. (P) Ltd. and M/s Jhajjar Power Ltd. (CLP India) in District Jhajjar. According to the complaint, huge amount of fly ash is generated and accumulated causing air pollution which results in diseases to the inhabitants. A report submitted by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board also confirmed huge amount of fly ash accumulated at the two thermal power plants.
Keeping in mind the threat of air pollution to public health, NGT directs the submission of reports from the two power plants which would mention the current status of the fly ash disposal and management and action plan along with timelines within one month. Further, the Chief Medical Officer, Jhajjar District has to submit a report on the health impact of the fly ash in the area in question within a month and HSPCB has also been directed to submit a report on the status of air quality and stack monitoring in respect of the two power plants.