‘Cellular operators need permission for using generator’
By Team Legistify / 2017-08-29

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Cellular service providers need to take consent from the state pollution control boards for installing and operating generator sets, the National Green Tribunal has ruled.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar declined to quash the order dated March 31, 2009, passed by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB).“While we decline to quash the order dated March 31, 2009, passed by the MPPCB, we order and direct that the following conditions/directions shall be read in consonance with the order dated June 28, 2012. The parties to the lis shall abide by these directions.

“We hold and declare that the applicants/appellant are obliged to take consent of the MPPCB for installing and operating Diesel Generator sets as an alternative source of power to the towers that they erect in the State under the provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 ,” the bench said.

The tribunal granted four weeks to them to file applications for consent to operate and asked the pollution board to deal them expeditiously in accordance with the law.

“For a period of eight weeks from the date of pronouncement of this judgement, the Board will not take any coercive steps against the applicants/appellant. However, after the expiry of the above-said period, the Board shall be at liberty to proceed in accordance with law, ” it said.

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