Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding the industrial unit of M/s Proctor and Gamble Home handling hazardous products without obtaining EC, Mandideep, Raisen District, Madhya Pradesh, 03/08/2017
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of PC Sharma Vs M/s Proctor and Gamble Home & Others dated 03/08/2017 regarding the industrial unit of M/s Proctor and Gamble Home manufacturing since 1991 in Mandideep various home products including detergents, baby care products and other products having various chemical compositions. It has been submitted that while manufacturing these products it has been using toxic Savinase Enzyme, STPP, Sulphate, Soda, AC Base, Cellulose Methyl Carboxylate (CMC), Absorbent Gelling Material (AGM) and other hazardous materials. It has been alleged by the applicant that this industrial unit has undergone massive expansion from 2012 to 2015 and constructions were done without obtaining EC as stipulated under EIA notification dated 24.09.2006 under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
NGT in its Judgement states that the requirement of EC is not applicable in the case of M/s Proctor and Gamble Home unit in Mandideep. Court directs that precaution needs to be adopted by the unit in handling hazardous materials and it is duty bound that such labour which is engaged should be adequately explained the hazards if any that they may encounter while handling such material and further that the labour handling such material should watch out for and report any particular symptoms that would indicate any ill effects of handling of such materials.