Joint inspection of M/s Panipat Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited, at Gohana Road, Panipat on February 12, 2020 in compliance to direction issued by National Green Tribunal in OA No. 911/2019 in the matter of Pramod Devi, Councilor & Others Vs State of Haryana.

Rejoinder affidavit filed on behalf of Priyanka Modern Sr. Secondary School Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others in response to the inspection report by UPPCB.

The grievance in the application was against the operation of boilers of distillery unit operated by M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills in district Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. It was said that the operation of the boilers was affecting the health of the students in the vicinity.

Compliance report by the Central Pollution Control Board in the matter of O.A. No. 539/2019 in the matter of Adil Ansari Vs M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd. & Others in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order of February 4, 2020. The matter relates to operation of sugar and distillery units of M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd., Asmoli, Sambhal, Moradabad, M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd., Sugar unit, Dhampur, Bijnor and M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd., Sugar unit, Meerganj, Bareilly and M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd., Distillery Unit, Dhampur, Bijnor.

Action taken report by the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board (UKPCB) in Original Application No. 960 of 2019 in compliance to the NGT order of November 11, 2019 in the matter of Jodh Singh Vs State of Uttarakhand. The matter related to discharge of wastewater from a sugar mill (M/s R.B.N.S. Sugar Mill Ltd. and distillery unit) into agricultural land in Laksar, district Haridwar.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Twentyone Sugars Ltd. through their Director Vs Member Secretary Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 06/02/2020 regarding closure of the sugar industry 'Maharashtra Shetkari Sugar Ltd' for not having installed Online Effluent and Emission Monitoring System (OEEMS).

Maharashtra is the second largest sugar producing state of India and is known for its high efficiency. The sector relies on informal workers, migrating from drought-prone Marathwada region, working as cane-cutters. Living and working conditions of these workers are exploitative, which keep them in a vicious circle of poverty and indebtedness.

Compliance report in O.A. No. 160/2019 in the matter of Ranjeet Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 20/01/2020. The matter related to M/s Awadh Sugar & Energy Ltd, Hata, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh not following environmental norms. During inspection by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), hazardous waste like oil and oily sludge recovered from ETP was burned along with baggasse as a fuel in boilers. Also, there was no storage option for oil/oily sludge.

Joint inspection report in the matter of OA No. 1007/2019 in the matter of Priyanka Modern Sr. Secondary School Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others. The matter relates to operation of boilers of distillery unit operated by M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills in District Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh affecting the health of the students in the vicinity. The Uttar Pradeh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) and the District Magistrate, Bijnor was directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to look into the matter and submit a report within a period of one month.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Priyanka Modern Sr. Secondary School Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 13/11/2019 regarding operation of boilers of distillery unit operated by M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills in District Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. The same is affecting the health of the students in the vicinity.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandra Bhan Yadav, Member of Distt. Office, Hindu Yuva Vahini, Ghonda Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 18/10/2019 regarding Bhabhnan Sugar Mill and Distillery at Ghonda, Uttar Pradesh and Bhabhnan Chemical Mill at Faizabad causing pollution by discharging effluents and not managing fly ash.

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