Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding installation of STPs and ETP by hotels and automobile centres in Andaman & Nicobar, 07/12/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench), Kolkata in the matter of Andaman Chamber of Commerce Industry & Others Vs Hotel Sentinel & Others dated 07/12/2021.

The matter related to installation of Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP)/Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) by hotels, resorts, automobile centres in Andaman & Nicobar.

The report filed by the Andaman & Nicobar Pollution Control Committee, October 6, 2021 said that out of 103 hotels/resorts/automobile service centres, 14 have not yet installed Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP)/Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), and out of these 14 non-compliant units to 7 units show cause notices and to 2 closure notices have been issued. The court noted that the status of 5 non compliant units has not been indicated in the affidavit and the affidavit is also two months old.

The NGT, therefore directed the Member Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar, Pollution Control Committee to file a fresh affidavit bringing on record the action taken report with regard to the 7 non-compliant units to whom show cause notices and 2 non-compliant units to whom closure notices have been issued and the five units in respect of which nothing has been done so far.