Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms by Amar Color Chem, Amritsar, Punjab, 10/08/2023

  • 10/08/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Public Action Committee & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 10/08/2023.

The matter related to violation of environmental norms by M/s Amar Color Chem located in Amritsar.The counsel for the applicant said that though the industry is running on ZLD but it has been damaging the environment by releasing toxic gases in ambient air as well as discharging harmful effluents in the domestic sewer illegally and in a very unscientific way, resulting in serious health related problems for residents, for workers of factory and public at large.

The inspection team found that the whole factory was spilled with yellow colour and that some of the chemicals used in the unit during manufacture have ill effects on human health. The report informed the court that despite prior information about the visit, the industry was not functioning fully, and did not allow the team to evaluate to the maximum extent.

The court directed a three member committee to visit the place and submit the factual and action taken report on the extent of violation.