Green Court Forms Panel To Look Into Gujarat Chemical Plant Fire Incident
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a four-member committee and directed it to submit a report over a fire incident at agro-chemical major UPL's Jhagadia plant in Gujarat's Bharuch district in which two workers died.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel took note of a media report and issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Central Pollution Control Board, state pollution control board, UPL, Director, Industrial Safety and Health (DISH), and the district magistrate.
"We constitute a four-member joint committee comprising of the CPCB, state pollution control board, DISH and the district magistrate, Bharuch, to give a report to this tribunal. The nodal agency for coordination and compliance will be the CPCB and the Gujarat state pollution control board," the bench said.
The NGT directed the committee to visit the site within the next week and give its report about the cause of the incident in a month by email.