The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal has directed Andhra Pradesh, State Pollution Control Board, to recover compensation for the entire period of violation from the polluting stone crushing and mining units, rather than from the day when the matter was brought to the notice of authorities.
A bench led by Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel while hearing an plea filed by Associate Director, Christian Medical College, Dr Nihal Thomas were told that "Stone crushing and mining units were
inspected and in view of the deficiencies found, show cause notices were issued and thereafter closure order was passed.Proceedings have also been initiated to assess and recover compensation."
To which the bench said "We make it clear that the compensation should be for the entire period of violation upto five years and not only for 41 days as is presently said to be proposed."
The plea alleged of air and noise pollution in the process of stone quarrying, close to the CMC Chittoor Campus, affecting the health of the patients in the hospital, apart from damaging the environment.