Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding industries in Bhestan, Surat discharging industrial waste into Bhedwad Khadi, Surat, Gujarat, 21/01/2020
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aryavart Foundation Vs M/s Jaytex Silk Mills & Others dated 21/01/2020 regarding industries like Jaytex Silk Mills in Bhestan, Surat discharging untreated coloured chemical liquid into Bhedwad Khadi through Surat Municipal Corporation drain which finally falls into Arabian Sea and is also emitting black and toxic smoke which is causing air pollution, injurious to the people living in the vicinity.
In spite of noncompliance of norms revealed in the earlier inspection reports, the unit is continuing to function without any PET/ETP. The applicant has also filed copies of inspection reports by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). The Tribunal directed the GPCB to look into the matter and submit a report within one month.