Report on compliance of environmental norms by Trident Complex, village Dhaula, district Barnala, Punjab

  • 22/06/2020

Inspection report of Trident Complex of M/s Trident Limited, Mansa Road, Village-Dhaula, District Barnala, Punjab. This was in pursuance to the NGT order of December 4, 2019 in the matter of O.A. No. 689 of 2019 in the matter of Beant Singh Bajwa Vs State of Punjab & Others. The NGT had called for a fresh, independent and comprehensive inspection report from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to ascertain the factual situation especially on extraction of groundwater by the unit.

The PPCB report called for an indepth study for environmental audit that should be undertaken particularly in respect for captive power plant and towel division to assess the status for compliance of environment norms. M/s Trident Ltd. should gradually reduce water consumption and effluent generation. The entire treated effluent has to be properly utilized on land for plantation and irrigation purpose. The report also recommends that the industry should adopt scientific method for utilization of its treated water onto land plantation within its premises to maximize the utilization of treated water within the complex.

Note: The report was uploaded to the NGT site on June 22, 2020.