Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding shifting of industrial activities from the residential areas, Uttar Pradesh, 03/09/2020

  • 03/09/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gopeshwar Nath Chaturvedi Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 03/09/2020. The question for consideration was compliance of the order of the Surpeme Court September 23, 2013 for shifting of industrial activities in residential areas in the State of Uttar Pradesh for protection of environment.

The matter has been considered by the Tribunal in several orders in the last three years. The NGT noted that the state of Uttar Pradesh had failed to comply with the order of the SC passed 7 years ago, as well as related other orders of the Tribunal requiring such compliance. Counsel for Uttar Pradesh said that steps have been taken.

The NGT directed that steps be taken expeditiously and the status report as on December 31, 2020 be placed on record in the form of an affidavit by the Principal Secretary, Uttar Pradesh.