NGT directs NTPC Vindhyachal to pay fine for breach of fly ash dyke

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed NTPC Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station in Singrauli to pay an interim compensation of Rs 100 million for breach of its fly ash dyke into the Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar- Rihand Reservoir.

It directed the Central Pollution Control Board to ensure scientific disposal of fly ash as per the statutory notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) under the provisions of Environment Protection Act, requiring 100 per cent utilisation. The direction was passed on a plea in which the ash dyke was breached due to the negligent act of the NTPC power project and more than 3.5 million metric tonnes of fly ash got into the Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar- Rihand Reservoir.

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