Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding gas leakage from a tanker outside Sachin Industrial area, Surat, Gujarat, 18/01/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Indian Express dated 07.01.2022 titled “Gujarat: At least 06 dead, 20 sick after gas leak at industrial area in Surat” dated 18/01/2022.
The matter related to gas leakage from a tanker outside Sachin Industrial area, Surat, leading to the workers getting suffocated. The incident left 6 dead and 20 sick.
The NGT directed the constitution of a joint committee to ascertain the sequence of events; causes of failure and persons and authorities responsible; extent of damage to life and environment; steps to be taken for compensation of victims and restitution of the environment and the cost involved and remedial measures to prevent recurrence.