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Five Andhra Oil Companies to Pay Rs 4.8 Crore Environment Compensation For Causing Pollution: NGT

November 30, 2021
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A National Green Tribunal (NGT) appointed joint committee has asked five edible oil companies in the Krishnapatnam port area, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh to pay environment compensation of Rs.4.8 crore after the committee found their units to be lacking proper effluent transfer system and causing pollution.

On the day of site inspection, the NGT committee found the affluent treatment plant to be non-operational, oil to be spilling all over and no proper effluent transfer system from production block to the treatment plant. After examining the plant and related sites, the committee gave its report to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB). The committee calculated the compensation as per the formula given by the Central Pollution Control Board.