Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Shah Sponge Iron causing pollution, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, 24/01/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jairam Hansda Vs State of Jharkhand dated 24/01/2022.

Grievance in the application is against Shah Sponge Iron & Power Ltd., Khaparsar Juri (Hata), situated in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand which is causing water pollution (as dust particles are found in water bodies), air pollution (as the dust covers the surface of cultivable land as well as on the leaves of the trees planted by the company and grassland) and is also adversely affecting the biodiversity of the area and also the health of the nearby residents.

The NGT directed a joint committee to look into the matter by undertaking a site visit to look into the grievance and take remedial action in accordance with the law. A factual and action taken report must be furnished within three months.