Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal jaggery units operating in village Badka, district Bagpat, Uttar Pradesh, 11/05/2022

  • 11/05/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashu Chauhan Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 11/05/2022.

Grievance in the application is against running of around 30 jaggery making units (Kolhu) in village Badka, tehsil Baraut, district Bagpat, Uttar Pradesh, without following environmental norms.

The NGT, February 2, 2022 had sought factual report in the mattr from a joint Committee of CPCB, SPCB, Secretary-Small Scale Industry, Government of Uttar Pradesh and the District Magistrate, Bagpat.

The report, May 2, 2022 informed the Green Tribunal that after inspection of 24 jaggery making units. All the said units were found to be operating without requisite consents and in violation of CPCB Guidelines about location and were also causing air pollution. The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board said that the units would not be allowed to operate till they obtain requisite consents and comply with the environmental norms. Further, compensation would be assessed and recovered for the past violations, in accordance with law and utilized for restoration of environment, the SPCB assured the court.