News UpdatesPlea In NGT For Cancellation Of License Of Reliance Owned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, For Dumping Fly Ash In Rihand Reservoir [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jun 2020 10:18 PMShare This – xSupreme Court Advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey has moved the NGT seeking cancellation of license of Reliance owned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, for deliberately throwing industrial garbage in the Rihand Reservoir, the only source of drinking water for people living in MP’s Singrauli and UP’s Sonebhadra districts. The Petitioner had earlier approached the Tribunal seeking implementation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court Advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey has moved the NGT seeking cancellation of license of Reliance owned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, for deliberately throwing industrial garbage in the Rihand Reservoir, the only source of drinking water for people living in MP’s Singrauli and UP’s Sonebhadra districts. The Petitioner had earlier approached the Tribunal seeking implementation of an action plan to resurrect the environmental quality of the area. Thereby, the Tribunal had constituted a High Power Committee, with a direction to submit periodical reports on the subject, every three months. In the present petition it is submitted that in absolute derogation of this order, industries such as the Respondent, continue to dump fly ash, bottom ash, toxic residue and other industrial/ solid waste in the Reservoir, consequently damaging the health and life of people living in the vicinity. The plea has been filed in wake of a recent incident dated April 10, 2020, whereby the Reservoir was contaminated, ensuing a breach in the Fly Ash Dyke of the Respondent plant, allegedly due to sheer “negligence”. “That due to the aforesaid breach of fly ash dyke of Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant (Respondent No.1), fly ash destroyed then agricultural land and took lives of 6 innocent villagers (including 3 minor children) and many cattle swept away with the ash slurry in the “Rihand Reservior”. That due to the collapse of fly ash dyke on 10.04.2020, there has been huge loss to the environment and millions of metric tons of fly ash stored in the dyke have been deposited in the Rihand Reservoir through the “Nalla’/Drain. The damage has been caused to the environment in various contexts vis-a-vis ground water damage; damage to standing crops and the agricultural land have become unfertile,” the plea states. Significantly, this is the third incident of a fly ash breach in the past one year, including the Essar Mega Power Plant breach and the NTPC Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station leak. It is submitted that the breach has led to excessive flouride concentration in the water, causing tumors, health hazardous such as dental and skeletal fluorosis, and impact on blood, hair, nails, and other body parts of the nearby residents. In this backdrop, the Petitioner has sought forthwith removal of all industrial waste from the water bodies, villages, drinking wells, agricultural fields and from the Rihand Reservior, in addition to cancellation of license of the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project. The Petitioner has urged the Tribunal to invoke the “Polluter Pays Principle” and direct the Respondent to install a Reverse Osmosis (RC) plant of reasonable capacity on the reservoir, for providing safe drinking water in the area. Further, it is prayed that the Respondent be directed to pay adequate environmental damages for causing pollution in the Singrauli region and to restore the environment and pay compensation/ damages to the affected persons. Inter alia, the Petitioner seeks a direction on the MOEF and other relevant authorities to formulate requisite guidelines, to secure proper checks and balance with respect to disposal of industrial wastes by the Industries running in that area. The plea has been filed through Advocates Pankaj Sharma, Manish Kumar and Priyanka Toppo. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Next Story
Top Stories[LIVE NOW] CEDE Launch Event: Justice DY Chandrachud’s Lecture On “Why Representation Matters” LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 April 2021 4:28 AMShare This – xJustice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India, will deliver an inaugural lecture on “Why Representation Matters” at CEDE launch event.Topic: Why Representation MattersDate & Time: 14th April (Wednesday), 5:00 pmYouTube Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybp3THnR3skFacebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/livelawindiaInstagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/livelaw.in/For…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginJustice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India, will deliver an inaugural lecture on “Why Representation Matters” at CEDE launch event.Topic: Why Representation MattersDate & Time: 14th April (Wednesday), 5:00 pmYouTube Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybp3THnR3skFacebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/livelawindiaInstagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/livelaw.in/For inquiries, write to us at [email protected] or contact us at +91 7994869917Next Story
The Uruguay international scored 31 league goals last season as the Reds ran Manchester City a close second in the Barclays Premier League. However the controversial 27-year-old left for Barcelona in a £75million deal earlier in the summer. Press Association Without Suarez there is an assumption Liverpool will not be as effective but Rodgers does not think that will be true. “The game is all about opinion and every team is forensically looked at in terms of what they will produce or not,” Rodgers said. “Luis was a world-class talent but we scored 101 goals last year and 70 of those came from other parts of the team. “Every big team will lose a top player at some point but no-one is bigger than the club. “If the fear factor is taken out of us that will be seen over the course of the season but for us there is no change.” Liverpool beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in a friendly last weekend, a result that gave Rodgers plenty of cheer. “You saw against Dortmund we have goals in the team,” Rodgers said. “We had evidence of that last season as well and over the two years I’ve been here when Luis hasn’t played we have won most of our games. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side have not lost their fear factor following the departure of striker Luis Suarez – but he is still looking for a top-class replacement. “We had nearly a 70 per cent win rate in the Premier League last year which is a fantastic achievement and we hope to continue that.” Despite Rodgers’ assertion that he has enough firepower left in the team, he is still actively trying to bring in another centre-forward before the window closes. “We needed to improve the squad in the various areas of the team and that is what we have done,” he added. “We haven’t brought in another striker other than Rickie Lambert but we aim to do that. “It is not as if there is any panic buying – the money is there. “That would have been whether Luis was here or not, but with him gone we wanted to improve that top end of the field and that is something we will look to do right until the end. “If we don’t, it means the right player hasn’t become available for us, and if that is the case we will continue with the group we have and I will be happy to go into the season with that team.” Liverpool are still waiting to confirm the signing of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno for £12million. He will not be available for Sunday’s opening match at home to Southampton, and there are a couple of other loose ends to be tied up on other moves in and out. Moreno’s arrival will take Rodgers’ summer spending beyond £100million, although much of that is offset by the Suarez transfer, and he admits much of his business has been done with an eye on the future. “We are nearly done. We have one or two more things to complete,” said the Reds boss. “If we can add one or two more to the areas we want to we will have had a great window and it will set us up. “This summer will probably be our biggest window for the next couple of years. “We are looking to make this a sustainable team for the next five to 10 years. “We have brought in a lot of young talent so we are trying to look after the now but also the future of the team. “We had a sustained challenge on the Premier League last season with 12 or 13 players so, irrespective of what happened with players going out in the summer, we needed more depth. “I am really happy and pleased with the players we have brought in as that will allow us to cope with injuries and competitions.” While he is building for the future Rodgers denied any knowledge of reports of a new lucrative contract for 19-year-old England winger Raheem Sterling. “It is the first I’ve heard of it. He is a young player that will be looked after at the club but you know more than me if that is the case,” said the Northern Irishman. Meanwhile, Portugal midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira, 21, has joined Brighton, managed by former Reds defender Sami Hyypia, on loan for the season.