Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding compliance of conditions of the Environmental Clearance by SSM Builders and Promoters, Chennai, 02/11/2017
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of S.P. Muthuraman Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/11/2017 regarding compliance by SSM Builders and Promoters on issues of source of water, use of energy efficient devices, ecologically and environmentally sensitive areas, natural topography, drainage system, rain water harvesting system, parking areas and compliance to other municipal and environmental laws.
Some of the directions of the Court are the following:
a. Out of 1966503 Sqm of area of the plot, the green belt is proposed to be raised over 52138 Sqm, which is 26.5 % of the total area.
b. Treated sewage should be sold, after proper treatment, either to the industries located nearby or to farmers to be used for irrigation purposes, rather than being transported over long distance.
c. The aquifer sustainability and ground water monitoring must be done rigorously and periodically and the water withdrawal from the borewells is to be rationed, regulated and monitored accordingly.
d. Complete segregation of MSW at the household level should be a condition made to the allottees at the time of occupation and appropriate infrastructure for segregation and collection should be provided by the project proponent at the time of giving possession letters.