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.

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.

The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ranjeet Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 15/10/2019 regarding pollution by a sugar mill in Dhadha, District Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh in violation of environmental norms. The unit is emitting smoke and discharging polluting effluents affecting public health, health of animals, underground water as well as soil of the area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Bajaj Hindustan Sugar Ltd. (Distillery Division) & Others dated 01/08/2019 regarding pollution by M/s Bajaj Hindustan Sugar Ltd. (distillery division), village – Paliakalan, District Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of the Managing Director Panipat Cooperative Sugar Mills Ltd.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gram Seva Samiti Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 29/03/2019 violation of environmental norms by M/s Piccadilly Agro Distillery Industries Ltd., village Bhadson, Umri Indri Road, Tehsil Indri, District Karnal, Haryana. The report submitted by a joint Committee comprising Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Haryana State Pollution Control Board (State PCB) points out serious violation of law.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Bajaj Hindustan Sugar Ltd. (Distillery Division) & Others dated 01/03/2019 dated 01/03/2019 regarding pollution by M/s Bajaj Hindustan Sugar Ltd.

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