Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding establishment and functioning of ETPs/CETP/STPs, 03/08/2018
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 03/08/2018 regarding establishment and functioning of ETPs/CETP/STPs.
Amicus Curiae has drawn Court's attention to orders dated 04.07.2017, 18.09.2017 and 11.10.2017 of the Tribunal directing the State Pollution Control Boards to file a statement as to how many Industrial Units discharging trade effluents or causing emissions exist in the State, how many are having their own STPs, ETPs and/or connected to Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), whether any such CETP or ETP or STP is properly functioning and treating the effluents as per prescribed limits or not.
National Green Tribunal direct the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to forthwith prepare an action plan after looking into all the status reports and a Nodal officer must be identified to deal with the issue of CETPs/ ETPs/STPs. Also it must be ensured that STPs, CETPs and ETPs are functional and meet the requisite standards.