Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of water of river Chandrabhaga by Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station, West Bengal, 02/08/2016

  • 02/08/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 02/08/2016 regarding pollution of water of river Chandrabhaga due to discharge of fly ash laden water from the ash pond of the Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station to the river thereby affecting the aquatic life, agriculture and health of the people in the area.

NGT directed the project proponent to ensure that the second ash pond under construction shall be made operational by March, 2017 positively failing which the project proponent shall mandatorily switch over to dry disposal of ash with 100% utilization, or shut down two of its units of the Plant as per recommendations of NEERI and Dr. Kalyan Rudra.

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