Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding encroachment of the East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata, West Bengal, 05/06/2020

  • 05/06/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dhruba Das Gupta & Others Vs Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 05/06/2020 regarding encroachment of the East Kolkata Wetlands and operation of illegal industries within the area without the necessary statutory clearances.

The case was first taken up on May 19, 2016 and since then various directions had been passed for removal of illegal plastic manufacturing units and action against other bigger units which have been operating illegally without obtaining the statutory clearances from the concerned authorities.

The NGT directed an updated report to be filed within 30 days from the following respondents:

  • the West Bengal Pollution Control Board,
  • the Directorate of Industries, government of West Bengal,
  • the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the Deputy Commissioner, South East Division and
  • the Kolkata Police. 

The case would be listed again before the court on July 14, 2020