Order of the National Green Tribunal on scrapping units, Delhi, 25/08/2020

  • 25/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Alternative Fuel and Environment (SAFE) Vs Union of India dated 25/08/2020.

Grievance in this application was against de-sealing of scrapping units operating illegally in Mayapuri Industrial Area in Delhi, which were earlier sealed in pursuance of orders of the Tribunal. The applicant pointed out that the Tribunal had issued directions in O.A. 807/2018, News item published in “The Times of India” Authored by Paras Singh titled “Ignoring NGT orders, Mayapuri ‘graveyard’ spews toxic fumes” for remedial action against illegal operation of vehicle scrapping units in Mayapuri which led to sealing of certain units. The said units had been later de-sealed.

The applicant has also found other sites where illegal scrapping units were still functioning. The geo tag locations of the same has been given in the application which indicated that scrapping units are operating in Nilothi, Mangol Puri, Burari and Tikri border also.

The NGT directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to look into the above allegations and take remedial action in accordance with law and file a report before January 6, 2021.