New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed environmental compensation of over Rs 2,000 crore on the state of Punjab for its failure to ensure proper treatment of solid and liquid waste causing environmental damage. The tribunal observed that it has become necessary to provide compensation under section 15 of the NGT Act to compensate for the continuing damage to the environment and to monitor the enforcement of norms for solid and liquid waste management in order to comply with the directions of the Supreme Court. is required.
Further, without fixing the quantifiable liability required for restoration, only after the expiry of the statutory/stipulated period in the last eight years (for solid waste management) and five years (for liquid waste management) from the passing of the order, no solid Result not shown. Down Timeline. According to the tribunal, the damage sustained in the future needs to be stopped and the previous damages to be restored.
A tribunal bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, in an order passed on September 22, 2022, said, “The total compensation for failure to manage solid waste scientifically is Rs 180 crore. The total compensation has been rounded off to 2180. Rs./- crore Out of the said amount, compensation was already paid for failure to stop the discharge of untreated sewage and Rs.100 crore may be deducted.The balance amount may be Rs.2080/- crore by the State of Punjab. deposited in a separate Ring-Fend account within the month”.