Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of river Kasardi on account of discharge of industrial effluents in Taloja industrial area, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 09/04/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arvind Pundalik Mhatre Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 09/04/2019 regarding pollution of river Kasardi on account of discharge of industrial effluents in Taloja industrial area on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Arvind Pundalik Mhatre (Applicant) has stated before the Tribunal that in spite of repeated directions, CETP is not functioning and pollution is continuing.
NGT directs the MPCB to forthwith suspend the Consent to Operate to the industries in the area not meeting the norms and permit them to operate only after remedial steps are taken. Counsel for the Taloja CETP Co-operative Society Limited informed NGT that out of Rs. 10 Crores a sum of Rs. 6.1 Crores has been collected and deposited with the District Magistrate. The remaining amount may be collected and deposited with the District Magistrate by MIDC. The amount may be spent on restoration of damage to the environment by furnishing an action plan to the Monitoring Committee.