The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in a case hearing related to the pollution of the river Ganga, has ordered 13 industrial units situated in Gajraula (Uttar Pradesh) near the river Bagad to immediately cease operations. The order of the NGT applies to the units of Jubilant Agri & Consumer Products Limited (JACPL), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Jubilant Industries Ltd, in Gajraula.
A committee was set up by the NGT to inspect the discharge of effluents by the affected industrial units and to provide a report. Each industry has been given an opportunity to respond to the report with an action plan to resolve any deficits identified by the committee, in order to resume operations, within a week of submission of the report.
While a written order of the NGT is awaited, JACPL has said that it will comply with the oral order of the NGT and will file its response to the report as submitted by the committee, along with an action plan to resolve deficits identified by the committee, if any.