Joint Committee report on the construction of an industrial park without EC, Wargal, Siddipet district, Telangana, 16/04/2022

Report of the Joint Committee in the matter of Tumkunta Narsa Reddy Vs Union of India & Others. 

The applicant, Tumkunta Narsa Reddy, filed an application before the NGT on the commencement of the construction of Industrial Park by R4 (TSIIC) in an extent of 972.05 acres in Wargal and 374.06 acres in Mulugu, Siddipet district, without obtaining Environmental Clearance as required under EIA Notification, 2006.

The Joint Committee observed that there are no water bodies located inside of the proposed TSIIC park site. It is observed that there is no impact on the surrounding four water bodies or any violation has been committed by the M/s TSIIC due to the present scenario at the proposed park and hence the assessment of environmental compensation does not arise.

The committee recommended that as the development of the industrial park involved industrial sheds, roads, water pipelines, drainage network - which would require preliminary levelling of the site prior to implementation of the respective activities. Natural drainage  pattern of the industrial park shall not be altered due to the construction activities and natural drainage pattern is maintained throughout the Industrial Park. Seasonal natural streams passing through the site should not be disturbed. Sufficient green belt and buffer zone should be provided all along the natural streams - these were some of the recommendations contained in the report.

Note: The report of April 16, 2022 was uploaded to the NGT site June 29, 2022.