Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution by thermal power plants, coal washeries in Tamnar and Gharghoda blocks of Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh, 22/07/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shivpal Bhagat & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/07/2019 regarding pollution caused by the thermal power plants, the coal washeries in Tamnar and Gharghoda blocks of Raigarh District in Chhattisgarh, including M/s Jindal Power Limited, M/s Jindal Power and Steel Limited, M/s TRN Energy Private Limited, M/s Mahavir Energy & Coal Benefaction Limited, M/s. Hindalco Industries Limited and M/s. Monet Energy Limited, SECL. The operation of the said units was allegedly resulting in contamination of air, water and land and having adverse impact on the environment and the habitants. Water and soil have toxic metals having potential for health hazard requiring monitoring of emissions, making the polluter accountable and regulating the polluting activities.