Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding Aravali Power Company in Jhajjar, Haryana, 04/01/2021

  • 04/01/2021

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Pahal Youth Club Vs Aravali Power Company Private Limited dated 04/01/2021.

The appellant submits that the National Green Tribunal had erroneously disposed of the Original Application on the ground that the issues raised in the application has been covered in its earlier decision dated October 24, 2019 (Vedprakash Vs State of Haryana).

The appellant informed the SC that in the present case, the grievance was against contamination of ground water and environmental hazards by M/s NTPC Aravali Power Co. (P) Ltd. in district Jhajjar and points to the report filed by the Hydrologist, Ground Water Cell, Rohtak of March 5, 2018. According to the report, there was an increase in the water table and as a result of undisposed fly ash, the quality of the ground water had been adversely affected, rendering it unsuitable for irrigation and consumption. Thus, should be a claim for compensation which was was not decided by the NGT.

The SC directed notice to be issued to Aravali Power Company Private Limited and others.