You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

NGT directs DPCC to take action against illegal factory in East Delhi

Topics
Law Crime

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take action against a factory running illegally in a residential area in Laxmi Nagar within a month.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel passed the order after perusing an affidavit filed by the pollution control body admitting functioning of the illegal factory.

"The affidavit does not disclose the compliance of statutory duties of the DPCC in taking action, specially recovering of deterrent damages, even after finding illegal operation of the factory in violation of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

"Let the necessary steps now be taken by DPCC in accordance with law and an action taken report be furnished to this Tribunal within one month by e-mail," the bench said while posting the matter for hearing on March 25.

The NGT clarified that the order of the tribunal is binding as a decree of Court and its non-compliance is actionable by way of punitive action, including prosecution, in terms of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.

The tribunal's order came while hearing a plea Resident Welfare Association, Laxmi Nagar, seeking action against welding and painting units in the area on the ground that they were causing pollution and affecting the health of residents.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, January 16 2019. 18:20 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU