Order of the National Green Tribunal a drug industry operating without consent to operate, RIICO Industries Area, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, 23/05/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sumitra Devi Vs. CPCB & Others dated 23/05/2017. This is with regard to an industry called M/s Shanti Drugs Pvt. Ltd. From the report of the Joint Inspection Team, it appears that this industry has been operating without the consent of the Board with effect from 1st December, 2014. The Joint Inspection Team has pointed out serious deficiencies in the working of this industry including need for a suitable effluent treatment system to be designed and approved by the Experts. It also does not have permission from the CGWA to operate the borewells.

Counsel appearing for the Applicant (M/s Shanti Drugs Pvt. Ltd.) submits that they would pay environmental compensation of Rs. 15 lakhs and would carry out all the recommendations and directions issued by the Joint Inspection Team in their Inspection note within a period of three months.

NGT directs the industry to carry out all the directions issued by the Joint Inspection team within a period of three months and also obtain permission from the CGWA and also comply with all the other requirements of law in relation to operation of this industry. Otherwise the Joint Inspection Team shall shut down the unit which will not be permitted to operate thereafter.