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Sterlite is not having adequate green belt and not maintaining 25 mts width of green belt in the periphery of the plant.

The Joint Inspection Report of CPCB and TNPCB (pursuant to the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 27.08.2012) submitted before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India confirms that Petitioner Unit has developed green-belt of around 26 Hectares to the width of 25 meters and verified the compliance i.e., green-belt to an extent of 25% of 172.17 Ha of land (43 Ha. of Green Belt). At present, the unit is having 43 Ha. of green belt, out of which 39 Ha. of green belt is of width 25 metres.

Sterlite is not having 250 metres width of green belt.

The TNPCB in its meeting held on 18.08.1994 modified this condition and stipulated that the Petitioner shall develop a green belt of minimum width of 25 meters. The land allocated by SIPCOT to the Petitioner was not sufficient to provide a green belt of 250 meters width around the plant and hence this was an impossible condition laid down in the No Objection Certificate and for this reason Petitioner approached the TNPCB to modify this condition and the TNPCB reduced the width of the green belt to 25 meters.

At present, the unit is having 43 Ha. of green belt, out of which 39 Ha. of green belt is of width 25 metres.