Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution by Triveni Raninangal Sugar Mill, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, 18/02/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nagendra Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 18/02/2022.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take action to remedy the air pollution caused by fly ash and bagasse generated in the course of operation of Triveni Raninangal Sugar Mill in district Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. The air pollution is adversely affecting the public health and the environment.

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, in its report, February 9, 2022 said that M/S Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd. located at village Rani Nangal, teshil Thakurdwara, district Moradabad said that the air pollution control device and the bagasse handling system is also working efficiently.  During the visit, no adverse impact was virtually observed.

The NGT, February 18, 2022 said that the SPCB report does not show the extent of ash generated from the boiler which is reportedly being sent to the filling yard within the unit premises. Thus, the report is incomplete. The NGT directed a joint committee of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the regional officer of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to furnish a fresh report on the matter within one month and listed the matter for consideration, April 20, 2022.