Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms by housing projects in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 13/09/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Laxman Balyogi Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 13/09/2023.
The issue involved in the Original Application is about violation of statutory environmental norms in the development of housing projects - Dream Green City Phase-I and II at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh by Nadim Abdul Hasan, Mohd. Nayab Khalida Ajij and M/s. Infra Reality and Developers Shnaha Palace.
A joint committee report, April 24, 2023 mentioned that the project was being set up without the necessary consent under the Water Act 1974 and Air Act, 1981. The counsel appearing for the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has admitted that the construction is still going on at the project even though the court, April 26, 2023 had directed that no further construction should be allowed to take place till further orders.
A report by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) stated that a compensation amount of Rs 35,62,500 was imposed on A. K. Infra & Reality Developers for violation of environmental norms which has not yet been paid.
The Joint Inspection Report of April 24, 2023 contained various observations relating to discharge of domestic effluent through drains in river Sai. The court noted that nothing has been pointed out to the tribunal to show that any action in pursuance to the above joint inspection report relating to discharge of domestic effluent has been taken.
The court directed submission of a fresh action taken report to be filed by the UPPCB within a period of 8 weeks.