You are here : Home » State Editions »Bhubaneswar

State Editions

Green Tribunal directs closure of illegally run Tangi brewery

Friday, 08 April 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
0

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) to close down the illegally-run breweries in Tangi in Cuttack district and file a compliance report on May 6.

The tribunal directed the Forests and Environment Department Principal Secretary, the Additional Chief Forest Conservator, the Cuttack district Collector and the Divisional Forest Officer to ensure that unit is closed and not permitted to operate during the pendency of this proceeding.

The closure order came during the hearing of the case filed by rights and green campaigner Subash Mohapatra of city-based Global Human Rights Communications.

Mohapatra alleged that prior approval of Central Government is required for non-forest use of any forest land and in this case no such approval has been granted which itself is a violation Section 2 of Forest Conservation Act 1980. Further suppression of fact that forest land is involved in project warrants suspension of environment clearance granted to the project. SR Breweries Pvt. Ltd has managed to obtain Environmental Clearance without necessary forest clearance. The unit illegally has encroached the forestland violating several environmental laws of the land.

Appearing for Government of Ministry of Environment and Forests lawyer SK Ghosh submitted that SR Breweries Ltd has not obtained the necessary forest clearance before setting up the brewery.

The tribunal directed to include the State Pollution Control Board as a party,

Petitioner Mohapatra welcomed the order, saying, “The State Government should proactively lodge the criminal cases against the encroacher and fix the accountability of the authorities whose negligence and action of turning blind eye to the entire episode.”

 
 
 

E-paper

State Editions

Sunday Edition

Om Puri: Realer than reel

15 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Singh

The acting he learnt was science; the acting he did was art. No school, no teacher could have made him emote the way he did on screen...

Read More

SOUNDBITE

I want to personally thank Obama (and Michelle) for changing my life. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone.

TV host | Ellen DeGeneres

My father has care and concern for others. You can’t control the world; you can only control your reaction.

Actor | Hrithik Roshan

Virat (Kohli) has showed a lot of trust in me and it was very important for me that people in the dressing room trust me.

Indian cricketer | Yuvraj Singh
Page generated in 1.7784 seconds.