Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal has directed the Telangana State Pollution Control Board to comply with the recommendations and observations made by a Joint Committee, in respect of few units, which are found to be discharging untreated effluents, adversely affecting the water quality and availability of ground water and drinking water to the inhabitants of the surrounding area.
A bench led by Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said "The compliance of the observations in the recommendations may be ensured. Since all the three units are 'red category' units, the compliance of environmental norms may be regularly monitored. Inspections be carried out at least once every three months."
Acting on a complaint filed by one K Lakshma Reddy the tribunal had directed the joint committee to file a report. The report acknowledged the violation of environmental norms by Frigerio Conserva Allana Ltd, Algole Road, Zahirabad, Piramal Enterprises Ltd. Digwal, Kohir Mandal, and Sri Siddi Vinayaka Oil Mill, Zahirabad, Sangareddy District.
The Joint Committee recommended for environmental compensation per day as per the guidelines of CPCB, Rs. 30,000 per day. The industry may engage a reputed agency to study the optimum use of treated wastewater management system for the land irrigation.The industry shall monitor on a quarterly basis, the groundwater quality based on the drainage pattern in and around the industry and also odour dispersion as per meteorological conditions. The industry shall install the online effluent monitoring system and connecting the same to the servers of TSPCB and CPCB.