Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of Asansol Durgapur Authority drain/RCC canal, West Bengal, 13/08/2021

  • 13/08/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Chinmoy Mondal Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 13/08/2021. The matter related to pollution of Asansol Durgapur Authority drain/RCC canal.

The joint inspection report filed by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board, April 7, 2021 does not mention as to what is the standard prescribed for pH, TSS (Total Suspended Solids), COD(Chemical Oxygen Demand), BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), O&G (Oil & Grease), Fecal Coliform, Total Coliform & Ammoniacal Nitrogen etc. and whether the pollution in the canal in question exceeds the prescribed parameters.

The NGT granted three weeks time for filing a fresh comprehensive affidavit along with inspection report indicating the environmental compensation determined and the remedial measures and fixing of responsibility.