Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms by Siflon Drugs, Ranchanpalli, district Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, 09/09/2021

  • 09/09/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Secretary, St. Mark Educational Institution Society Group of Institution Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 09/09/2021.

Question for consideration is violation of environmental norms by M/s Siflon Drugs at Ranchanpalli, district Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

The NGT, October 14, 2020 had directed remedial action to be taken by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) and the District Magistrate, Anantapur and a report to be filed.

The reports filed by the APPCB showed that necessary steps to reduce odour problem due to the solvent losses have not been taken, the NGT said. The industry was yet to take measures for achieving more than 95 per cent recovery of the solvents in the distillation/recovery process to control odour nuisance in the premises.

The NGT directed the APPCB to submit a report, stating the status of compliance by the industry as on November 30, 2021. Further, APPCB was asked to ensure that odour control systems are in place in the interest of the environment and public health.