Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding compensation imposed on a TSDF, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, 09/09/2021

  • 09/09/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Green Gene Enviro Protection & Infrastructure Private Limited Vs Pollution Control Committee, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa dated 09/09/2021.

The appeal was filed by M/s Gujarat Gene Enviro Protection and Infrastructure (DNH) Pvt. Ltd. located at village Mota Randha, Dadra & Nagar Haveli before the NGT against the order, July 19, 2021 passed by the Pollution Control Committee, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa.

The unit was issued with a notice by the Pollution Control Committee, August 27, 2019 to submit environment compensation of Rs. 20,93,750/- for gross violations of the provisions under Rule 6 of the Hazardous & Other Waste (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2010 framed under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

The unit is operating a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDF) and as per Conditions of Authorization, the unit was not permitted to collect any type of hazardous and other waste from any other state or Union Territory than the UT of Daman & Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli. In violation of the said condition, the unit brought waste from other states, causing environmental pollution.

The appellant was issued notice to pay environmental compensation for violation of Rule 6 of the Hazardous & Other Waste (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 framed under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 August 27, 2019. However, the compensation has not been paid.

The counsel for the Gujarat Gene Enviro Protection and Infrastructure that the unit was not given opportunity of being heard.

The NGT dismissed the appellant's appeal against the July 19, 2021 order passed by the Pollution Control Committee, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa.