The Joint committee status report on stone crushers operating in Birhi Kalan, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, 28/10/2023
The Joint committee status report dated October 28, 2023 in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order dated September 13, 2023 in the matter of Original Application No 480 of 2022 (Kuldeep Vs State of Haryana).
The joint committee was directed by the NGT to verify the factual position regarding compliance with consent conditions and environmental rules/norms/regulations by all the stone crushers operating in Birhi Kalan zone and submit its report suggesting remedial measures. The report has to be sent to the concerned authorities and also the project proponents for remedial action.
Out of 30 stone crushing units located in Birhi Kalan, Charkhi Dadri, 19 stone crushing units were found compliant, 5 stone crushing units were dismantled and 6 stone crushing units were found non compliant due to inadequate air pollution control measures. As part of the remedial measures, the joint committee suggested closure action along with levy of environment compensation on the non-complying stone crushing units of Birhi Kalan, Charkhi Dadri be initiated by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board.
The forest department should carry out strip plantation on the route toward stone crushers of Birhi Kalan with assistance of stone crushing units as required by the forest department. Further, the HSPCB should carry out regular monitoring of stone crushing units of Birhi Kalan.