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new Delhi: The National Green Tribunal Complied with the conditions mentioned in the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). Environmental clearance For projects stated, the mechanism for monitoring environmental norms is insufficient.
The Green Panel stated that compliance with the conditions of the environmental clearance should be done at least once a quarter from time to time.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice AK Goel said that there is poor monitoring and there are huge gaps in enforcing the conditions and its enforcement.
Asked this Ministry of Environment Review and strengthen mechanisms for the purpose.
The tribunal noted an affidavit filed by the ministry stating that there are some proposals to strengthen the monitoring mechanism.
The NGT said that it only showed insensitivity towards Significant constitutional obligation Despite repeated instructions.
“The plea of repeating such a proposal only without effective enforcement on the ground can hardly be considered satisfactory. Advocates of the MoEF say that the same has happened in the future. Meaningful step, After filing the affidavit, but could not be brought to the same record.
The bench said, “We cannot accept such a statement. If indeed steps have been taken, we fail to understand why a similar production cannot be done during the hearing. We are on the subject of MoEF Register their dissatisfaction over the attitude. ”
It directed the Ministry to take effective steps to discharge its constitutional obligation to pursue ‘Precautionary’ and ‘Sustainable Development’ principles and ‘Public Trust Principles’.
“We do not need to repeat the comments regarding the accepted deficiencies in the existing mechanism which need to be removed immediately. The affidavit of compliance must be filed by e-mail before the next date,” the bench said.
The case is listed for hearing on 17 December.
The directive came as the green panel was hearing a petition filed by petitioner Sandeep Mittal, seeking a strict mechanism to ensure compliance with the conditions mentioned in the environmental clearances granted for the projects.
The petition states that unless conditions are duly monitored and ensured with a view to achieving the said item, it is not sufficient to put conditions for the Election Commission on the basis of evaluation.
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