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DEHRADUN: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday rejected a plea by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) looking for evaluate of an order handed by the Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board and slapped a effective of Rs 57.9 lakh on the facility main for damaging the atmosphere.
The firm was discovered to have violated muck disposal web site upkeep norms at its Tapovan-Vishnugad hydropower venture in Chamoli, which resulted in harm to the atmosphere. Incidentally, the 520 MW Tapovan-Vishnugad venture was severely broken within the February 7 flash floods that resulted in over 100 personnel, who had been related to the venture, being reported lacking. TNN & AGENCIES
‘Polluter pays principle rightly invoked’
TOI tried to succeed in out to the facility main’s representatives in Uttarakhand however didn’t obtain a response. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel famous that “slope of the muck dumped at the hydropower project was dangerously double the standards with potential for erosion” and dismissed NTPC’s plea in opposition to the state air pollution management board’s order.
“Erosion was seen when it comes to gully formation in downstreams of the muck dumps. It is evident that the operative muck disposal websites weren’t being maintained as per the norms laid down by the ministry of atmosphere and forests,” it mentioned. “There is no merit in the appeal as ‘polluter pays’ principle has been rightly invoked for damage to the environment. The appeal is dismissed. The amount of compensation which may be recovered by state pollution control board may be utilised for restoration of environment,” the tribunal mentioned.

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