Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding hosting of Sun-Burn Festival, Village Anjuna, Bardez, District North Goa, Goa, 13/02/2018
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Desmond Jude D’souza Vs State of Goa & Others dated 13/02/2018. The Applicants, residents of village Anjuna are seeking permanent injunction, restraining hosting of ‘Sun-Burn’ celebration or any such event and conducting, performing any musical shows/events of any nature, erecting/constructing any structure of whatsoever nature in the property bearing Survey No.206/1 of village Anjuna, Bardez, district North Goa, Goa.
NGT (Western Bench) passes the following directions:
1. Whenever any such events/festivals are organized, the organizers shall ensure that permission so granted to that effect is widely published and posted on the website at least 15 days in advance.
2. The organizers shall maintain all norms observance to w.r.t Noise pollution (Regulation Control) Rules 2000 and Solid Waste Management Rule 2016.
3. Goa Pollution Control Board, Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority, Department of Tourism and Local body/Municipalities shall maintain regular vigil and undertake/perform functions as prescribed under their area of jurisdiction as per Law.
4. In case permission is granted for hosting of event or festival in the said area the licensee holding such permission shall strictly abide by all terms and conditions stipulated for grant of such permission and restore the area used back to its original position. Any default in this regard shall make the organizer of such event liable to pay environmental compensation.