Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution caused by ONGC and GAIL along the Krishna-Godavari Basin, Andhra Pradesh, 08/09/2020
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula Vs Union of India & Other dated 08/09/2020.
The grievance in this application is regarding the pollution namely air, sound, soil and water caused on account of the activities of ONGC and GAIL units in the State of Andhra Pradesh along the Krishna-Godavari Basin located in East Godavari and West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. According to Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula, the applicant, there used to be oil leakage being caused in the pipe lines established by these units causing damage to the agricultural land and also affecting the water bodies.
The NGT (Southern Zone, Chennai) directed constitution of a Joint Committee to ascertain the impact of the activities of the ONGC and GAIL in the area in question namely Krishna Godavari River bed in East Godavari and West Godavari District.