Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding the operation of dyeing factories in parts of Delhi, 23/05/2023

  • 23/05/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Gulati Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 23/05/2023.

Grievance in the application is against operation of dyeing factories operating without the consent/NOC/permission in Bindapur, Matiala, Ranhola, Khyala, Meethapur, Badarpur, Mukundpur and Kirar, Delhi. It was stated that more than 500 such factories are operating which discharge effluents in open areas, Najafgarh drain or Swaroop Nagar Drain which goes and meets river Yamuna. They are also extracting ground water illegally. There is no CETP for treating the effluents.

The NGT directed the monitoring committee appointed by the Supreme Court to look into the matter in coordination with other concerned authorities, including the Central Pollution Control Board and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). The authorities have been asked to file an action taken report in the matter about compliance status in respect of units named in the application. The report must mention consent status, compliance status with reference to disposal of effluents into drain and its quality, location of these units in non-conforming area and the proposed remedial actions within three months.