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Conduct study on adverse impact of charcoal, NGT tells Environment ministry

Conduct study on adverse impact of charcoal, NGT tells Environment ministry

 

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests(MoEF) to conduct a study to ascertain whether the use of charcoal as fuel in industries has any adverse impact on the environment.

A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim and Expert Member Nagin Nanda recently asked the ministry to examine the process involved in production of charcoal and submit a report to the tribunal within four weeks.

"We direct MoEF to examine this issue, conduct a study and submit its report positively within four weeks as so far no study has been conducted in this regard," the bench said. .

The matter is listed for next hearing on July 17.

The MoEF counsel had earlier told the tribunal that it had engaged the Institute of Forest Management to conduct a detailed study on the issue.

However, the ministry said it had not considered whether the process involved in production of charcoal would be environmentally friendly or not as no study had been conducted on the issue.


Source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/conduct-study-on-adverse-impact-of-charcoal-ngt-tells-environment-ministry/articleshow/58962999.cms