Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding strengthening of PCBs and PCCs, 24/02/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aryavart Foundation Vs M/s Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. & Others dated 24/02/2023.

The National Green Tribunal directed the Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir to take steps to strengthen the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Committee. The Chief Secretary, has been asked to take necessary action within two months.

The court was informed that the J&K PCC is staffed by only seven persons which is "not adequate to enforce the environmental regulatory mechanism".