Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms by Panipat thermal power plant, Haryana, 27/04/2023

  • 27/04/2023

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board and the District Magistrate, Panipat was directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to investigate whether Panipat Thermal Power Plant had violated environmental norms.

According to the compliant received by the NGT, Panipat thermal power plant had failed to scientifically manage fly ash and effluents. Adjoining agricultural fields were adversely affected by ash released from ash dyke. As compensation for such damage, the victims were provided tube-well connections which have now been disconnected for non payment of electricity bills. On that account, there is no water available for irrigation. On the other hand, polluted effluent is going to agricultural fields due to bursting of slurry pipeline on November 30, 2022 for which no remedial action has been taken.