Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dairy farm operation, Chiranjiv Vihar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 14/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ved Prakash Aggrawal Vs Municipal Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad dated 14/08/2020.

A factual and action taken report was sought from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), District Magistrate, Ghaziabad and the Municipal Commissioner, Ghaziabad with reference to the allegation of illegal operation of dairy farms in residential colony of Chiranjiv Vihar, Ghaziabad.

According to the applicant, operation of such dairies was resulting in degradation of environment and causing harm to the public health. The Joint Committee report acknowledged that dairy farms were illegally operating without the requisite safeguards. The NGT in its order or January 24, 2020 directed an action taken report to be filed by the UPPCB and Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam. In response, the Municipal Corporation, Ghaziabad said that the matter should be dealt with by the development authorities (the Awas Vikas Parishad).

The NGT directed the UPPCB to take action in view of the violation of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.