Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violations of environmental norms by municipal council, Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir, 21/05/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti & Others Versus Union of India & Others dated 21/05/2020.

These applications have been filed by municipal council, Udhampur, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir challenging order of the Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board dated 21.11.2019 and 30.01.2020 requiring the municipal council to pay compensation for violation of environmental norms.

Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Sheo Kumar Singh dismissed the applications and said that “the applications are not maintainable as statutory appeals are provided”and noted that the municipal council had not taken any meaningful steps for treating the sewage and stop discharge of untreated sewage in rivers and land in Udhampur.