Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding damage to the environment by the activities in Ghazipur Murga Mandi, Delhi, 30/11/2021

  • 30/11/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shreya Paropkari & Others Vs Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board & Others dated 30/11/2021.

Grievance in the application is against damage to the environment by the activities in Ghazipur Murga Mandi under the control of Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board (DAMB). Case of the applicant is that the said market is one of the biggest livestock trading markets in Asia as well as the largest chicken slaughter hub situated in National Capital Territory Region of Delhi.

The NGT noted that DAMB cannot avoid its obligations under the environmental norms - having valid consents and compliance with the requisite norms. The statutory authorities – DPCC, EDMC and District Magistrate have to enforce the rule of law and take necessary steps for protection of the environment in the light of the above report. Violations found by the Joint Committee have to be remedied, the court said.

The NGT directed that the CPCB, DPCC, District Magistrate and the EDMC must proceed with the remedial action to ensure that environmental norms are duly complied and compensation for the vast violations recovered in accordance with law.