Joint Committee report regarding M/s Singhal Enterprises, Taraimal, Raigarh, 21/10/2021
Joint Committee report in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order in the matter of Jila Bachao Sangharsh Morcha Vs Union of India & Others.
The matter related to M/s Singhal Enterprises, Taraimal, Raigarh and its ownership of the land including diversion of land. The unit claimed the land of about 137 hectares has been owned by the company since 2000. However, the Joint Committee report said that 51.470 hectares of land (38%) is owned by the company and the rest 68% land is owned by other people.
The Joint Committee recommended that in accordance with MoEF&CC Notification, May 30, 2008 the industry should carry out a detailed groundwater study around the bottom ash storage area and submit the report. Further, in accordance with EC, the Project Proponent should ensure availability of 33 per cent land for green belt development and submit detailed measurements for the same. Also, housekeeping inside the plant premises needs to be improved.
Note: The report of October 21, 2021 was uploaded to the NGT site, January 4, 2022