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NGT raps CGWA on Noida-based water bottling unit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The National Green has rapped the Central Ground Authority (CGWA) for not complying with its order to initiate action against a Noida-based bottling unit for extracting

A bench of acting NGT Justice said the officers of have showed "disdainful conduct and open defiance" to the directions of this

"We have seen that in the past also such instances were brought to our notice and the plea was they had not understood the order of the ..

"Such plea is undoubtedly an attempt for delaying the proceedings. We deprecate this practice and direct the CGWA's to take note of such conduct of officers and take appropriate action against the concerned who would be found responsible for disobedience of the directions," the NGT said.

The green panel had earlier ordered a joint inspection of Beltek Canadian Ltd by the Board and the Uttar Pradesh Board to ascertain the number of tubewells installed at the unit and the quantity of water extracted by the firm.

The NGT was informed that one illegal borewell was found to be operational which was sealed. The bottling unit had undertaken that it would not operate the borewell without informing the state board and

It had also directed that out of the environmental compensation of Rs 5 lakh paid by the bottling unit, Rs 50,000 would be paid to the

The order came on a plea filed by resident alleging that the unit located in Bisrakh block of Nagar district was extracting through borewells installed in the factory premises without the requisite permission from the

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First Published: Thu, June 28 2018. 16:55 IST