Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dust and noise pollution arising out of the business of building material and use of heavy machinery, village Pul Pehlad Pur, Delhi, 25/02/2022

  • 25/02/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bandhua Mukti Morcha NGO Vs Rajeev Kumar & Others dated 25/02/2022.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take remedial action against dust and noise pollution arising out of illegal business of building material and use of heavy machinery like cranes, earth movers, trucks, dumpers, trailers and tractors at plot no. 1 in village Pul Pehlad Pur, South-East district, New Delhi and Badarpur Market, main Mathura Road, near Tughlakabad Metro Station, Badarpur, New Delhi.

The DPCC in its report, February 15, 2022 said that a recovery certificate has been issued for recovery of the compensation. The NGT noted that the business of building material without requisite safeguards have been causing and continue to cause pollution. Apart from fixing accountability for past violations, constant monitoring on the subject is required by the authorities including the DPCC, the local SDMs and the Police. For this purpose, the NGT directed a joint committee comprising the DPCC, jurisdictional ACP, SDM and Divisional Forest Officer to be constituted. The said committee would meet within one month and monitor compliance at least once in a month by preparing an appropriate mitigation plan as per GRAP.

The data from nearby CAQMS may be referred to assess ambient air quality of the area in question and if necessary, a new ambient air quality monitoring system may be set up at appropriate location. If suggested measures are not fully followed, DPCC may take further adverse measures, including closure of the polluting activities and assessment of compensation for violation of air quality or other environmental norms, the order said.