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Conduct Of Functions Must Not Disturb Other Citizens’ Right To Clean Environment: National Green Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) was hearing an application filed by Westend Green Farms Society seeking compliance of environmental norms by restaurants/hotels/motels/banquets in terms of earlier orders of the tribunal

Conduct Of Functions Must Not Disturb Other Citizens' Right To Clean Environment: National Green Tribunal
Highlights
  • NGT asked states and UTs to implement CPCB’s recommendations
  • NGT asked all big units to installed Effluent Treatment Plants as per CPCB
  • Big units which are not connected with the sewer lines are to install ETP

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed all the States and Union Territories to adopt the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) recommendations and guidelines to control pollution in marriage halls, banquet halls party venues and others. An NGT bench headed by its chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that the “conduct of functions must not disturb other citizens’ right to a peaceful and clean environment”. “In view of above, the recommendations in the report of the CPCB need to be duly implemented by all the States/Union Territories by adopting the guidelines for control of pollution in marriage halls, banquet halls, party venues along with consent management system, as already directed,” the tribunal stated in the order dated February 4.

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Further, as recommended by the CPCB in the above report, Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) needs to be installed by all the big units, not connected to the sewer lines, apart from ensuring compliance of rainwater harvesting systems, adequate safeguards in operating the kitchen need to be adopted, composting facilities, control of noise levels and providing parking space. Without such safeguards, no consent should be given or renewed even in respect of the establishments already setup, said the tribunal.

The NGT directed CPCB to lay down a compensation regime against the violating establishments as well as for erring State Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees.

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…the consent conditions must require the owner/manager of establishment informing the organizer/user in writing in advance about the conditions applicable for ensuring compliance, it said.

The NGT was hearing an application filed by Westend Green Farms Society seeking compliance of environmental norms by restaurants/hotels/motels/banquets in terms of earlier orders of the tribunal.

The CPCB has filed its consolidated report dated February 2 apprising NGT about its recommendations including the direction to all the states and union territories to develop proper mechanism/guidelines to control pollution and enforcement of environmental norms in marriage halls, banquet halls, and party venues along with consent management system.

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The CPCB also recommended that Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) must immediately be installed at all big units which are not connected with the sewer lines and should meet compliance and rainwater harvesting systems be widely adapted for sustainable use of water. Besides it, all the units having a kitchen should have proper ducting arrangement was also recommended. Units having the kitchen, installation of a composting facility should obviously get priority for proper management of the solid waste and fruitful use of resources so that manure or energy may be obtained and utilised suitably were among other various recommendations suggested by CPCB.

The NGT added that placing such information in the public domain will be one of the conditions while granting consent and failure of placing such information in the public domain may render the consent granted to any establishment being withdrawn.

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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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