NGT slaps Rs 10 crore penalty on Vapi’s CETP operator

SURAT: The principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, on Friday slapped Rs 10 crore cost on the not unusual effluent treatment plant (CETP) operated by way of Vapi Green Enviro Limited (VGEL) in Vapi GIDC house for violating the inlet norms.

Surat-based Aryavrat Foundation, an NGO running for surroundings protection had filed a criticism in opposition to the CETP operated by way of VGEL remaining year for the non-compliance of the inlet norms of CETP by way of the member industries.

Talking with TOI, president of Aryavrat Foundation, AR Mishra said, “The VGEL has been asked to pay cost of Rs 10 crore for violating the CETP inlet norms. The VGEL must deposit the quantity within one month to the CPCB.”

According to Mishra, the member industries are discharging the effluent in GIDC underground drainage machine which leads to CETP. It is the duty of the VGEL to be sure that the member industries discharging the effluent meet the inlet norms of CETP. In case of non-compliance, the listing of such commercial devices must be supplied to GPCB for important motion in opposition to such devices.

Mishra added, “The NGT’s principal bench has additionally ordered to form a five-member committee to penalise the defaulting devices flouting the inlet norms of the CETP. The wonderful amount would possibly vary from Rs 1 crore to Rs 50 lakh.”

When contacted, president of Vapi Industries Association (VIA), Prakash Bhadra instructed TOI, “It’s an intervening time penalty slapped by way of NGT on VGEL. We are making plans to problem the NGT order in the Supreme Court in the coming days. VEGL is working one of the easiest CETP in Gujarat where our COD degree is well throughout the permissible prohibit prescribed by way of the CPCB.”

Bhadra added, “Time and again we've got taken motion in opposition to the defaulter industries discharging waste in the drainage. We will now compile the listing of such defaulters and supply it to the CPCB for additional motion.”
NGT slaps Rs 10 crore penalty on Vapi’s CETP operator NGT slaps Rs 10 crore penalty on Vapi’s CETP operator Reviewed by kailash soni on January 12, 2019 Rating: 5
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