Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding environmental pollution in the Singrauli Industrial Area, 24/11/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pankaj Kumar Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/11/2016 regarding severe environmental pollution and health hazards because of Singrauli Industrial Area (which also falls in part of Sonebhadra District of Uttar Pradesh and Singrauli District in the State of Madhya Pradesh). These industries are thermal power plants and coal mines etc. The Singrauli Industrial Cluster has been assessed to be a critically polluted industrial area in the country and stands at No. 9 of the highly polluted areas per Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index.

NGT disposes of the Application on the ground that the application is hit by the requirements of Rule 14 of the National Green Tribunal (Practice and Procedure) Rules, 2011. Rule 14 requires that an application shall be based upon a single cause of action and may seek one or more reliefs provided that they are consequential to one another.