Affidavit filed by DSM Sugar Mills, Mansurpur, district Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh before the NGT, 30/11/2021

  • 30/11/2021

Additional reply to the application on behalf of the DSM Sugar Mills Ltd. in the matter of Vinit Kumar Vs DSM Sugar Mills Ltd. dated 30/11/2021.

The matter related to the sugar manufacturing unit of DSM Sugar Mills, Mansurpur, district Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The affidavit said that DSM Mansurpur unit and Sir Shadilal Distillery & Chemical Works are two separate and district entities and DSM has no relation to the Shadilal Distillery except for the fact that the DSM Mansurpur unit is located adjacent to and in geographical proximity to the Shadilal distillery and both share a common boundary wall and a common drain.

Further, the inspection reports filed by the regulatory authorities (CPCB and UPPCB) have showed that DSM Mansurpur unit is a compliant unit and it is the Shadilal Distillery which is responsible for discharge of untreated effluents/spent wash in the common drain adjoining the boundary wall of DSM. DSM Mansurpur unit being a seasonal sugar mill cannot and does not generate spent wash in its natural course of production of sugar and hence cannot be responsible for the discharge of the spentwash/dark brown effluent waste.