Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding authorization granted to a waste facility at village Juna Deesa, Banas Kantha District, Gujarat, 01/10/2019

  • 01/10/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Babubhai Keshabhai Rawal & Others Vs Gujarat Pollution Control Board & Others dated 01/10/2019.
 

The authorization granted to a waste processing facility by the Gujarat State Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to operate at Survey No. 727/-P/1 of village Juna Deesa, Banas Kantha District was challenged before the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The facility measuring around 10 acres does not fulfill the criteria mandated under Schedule-I of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
 
Further, the authorisation given by the GPCB was defective as the mandatory Environment Clearance (EC) under the EIA Notification and consent to establish under the Water Act 1974 and Air Act 1981 was not present.
 
The NGT on October 1, 2019 after going through the matter directed notice to be issued and gave November 21, 2019 as the next date of hearing. 

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