Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding overburden dump of NCL, Kharia, Shakti Nagar, Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chander Verma & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 14/10/2020.
Grievance in this application was against developing of a dwarf wall/overburden dump (stack of mined coal, mixed with fly ash) by Northern Coal Field (NCF), Kharia Project at Shakti Nagar, Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh near railway residential area. On account of such activity, dust was being generated, affecting the air quality and the health of the inhabitants. The activity falls in ‘Red’ category, having serious environmental impact.
The NGT directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) and the District Magistrate, Sonebhadra to look into the grievance and take further action as may be found necessary. The action taken report would be filed within three months.