Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding red category industries operating in Delhi and discharging pollutants, 31/07/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Vs Delhi Pollution Control Committee & Others dated 31/07/2019 regarding red category industries operating in Bawana Industrial Area, Mayapuri Industrial Area, Uttam Nagar and Khyala. The industries are alleged to be discharging pollutants into the ambient air, water and soil. The activities are dyeing factories using chemicals. The discharge of effluents results in diseases like lung cancer, asthma, diarrhoea etc.
The NGT directs constitution of a joint Committee comprising of Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the concerned District Magistrates and furnish a factual and an action taken report within one month. The DPCC has been appointed the nodal agency for coordination and compliance.