The National Green Tribunal has sought a “fresh report” within five weeks from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee regarding the illegal operation of several dyeing units in the national capital.
The tribunal was hearing a petition, which alleged that dyeing units in Bindapur, Matiala, Ranhola, Khyala, Meethapur, Badarpur, Mukundpur and Kirar are violating provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act.
A bench of Chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava noted the report of an earlier panel and said most of the dyeing units were not inspected on the plea that they were found to be locked.
The bench noted the Delhi Pollution Control Committee counsel’s submission that inspection teams visited 50 of the total 70 dyeing units. However, as several of these factories were found to be locked, these required re-inspection.
The tribunal, in an order passed on October 4, noted that the committee’s counsel had sought four weeks to complete inspection of all the units.
“Let the fresh report be submitted within five weeks,” the bench, also comprising Judicial Member Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Expert Member A Senthil Vel, said.
The matter has been listed to November 29 for further proceedings.