Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution by DSM Sugar Mills, Mansurpur, Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, 28/01/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinit Kumar Vs DSM Sugar Mills Ltd. & Others dated 28/01/2021.

Grievance in the application was against causing of pollution by DSM Sugar Mills Ltd. operating in Mansurpur, Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in violation of environmental norms. It was discharging untreated industrial effluent into the storm drain/nullah nearby, which was then released into a Gram Sabha pond, and from there it is eventually released into the river Kali, in violation of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

The NGT directed the a joint Committee of the CPCB and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to ascertain facts and take such action as may be called for, in exercise of their statutory powers, following due process and furnish a factual and action taken report in the matter within two months.