Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding ban on import of pet coke, 26/07/2018
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/07/2018 regarding ban on import of pet coke. The Court on going through the affidavit of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change finds that a consensus decision has been taken that the use of imported pet coke all over the country may be permitted only in the following industries : cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification. It is stated that this would be in compliance with the WTO norms and these industries may be permitted to import pet coke for use as a feedstock or in the manufacturing process and not as a fuel. EPCA has also stated that it will prefer an arrangement, which prioritizes the use of domestic pet coke as against imported pet coke.