The National Green Tribunal has reprimanded the Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB) for failing to curb violations of environmental regulations of the dyeing industry in Faridabad. The NGT said that the State Pollution Control Board is not discharging its statutory responsibility.
The NGT bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the restructuring of the Pollution Control Board to constitute the necessary vigilance squad. Also said that the process of taking action against those who violate the law should be shortened further. DM and HPCB of Central Pollution Control Board, Faridabad told the NGT that the violation was found during the inspection and necessary action was taken on it. These include the closure of the unit, assessment of environmental damages, and legal action.
The bench said that it is clear from the report filed by the State Pollution Control Board that the violation of environmental regulations is still going on except for some action on the direction of this tribunal. The Haryana Pollution Control Board is not discharging its statutory responsibility to act on its own. The bench directed the HPCB to ensure the recovery of damages from the defaulting industries. Also, he should not be allowed to run until he complies with the rules. Vigilance on these squads continued to be monitored. The bench has asked for the next hearing by November 30 via email.