The fact of the Case
In the instant case of Suo Moto v. State Pollution Control Board a writ petition against the dumping of waste and rock damage over the community of Narola.
- Was the respondent’s careless and illogical blasting to blame for the damage to a rock above the village of Narola, which developed cracks?
- Whether the contractors poured the sludge on the Satluj River’s banks?
Conclusion of the Case
Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel’s division bench of the Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered the secretary of the district legal service authority to go to the site and submit a report of muck dumping along with the damage done to the rock above hamlet Narola requested the IIT Roorkee Registrar to supply geology teaching faculty so they may investigate the problematic location.
The Court ordered the Secretary of the DLSA to go to the location after providing notice to the parties and produce a report detailing the muck dumping and damage to the rock above the village of Narola, which further endangers the lives and property of the residents of the said hamlet. The report must be turned in by July 31, 2023. The Court ordered the Registrar of the IIT Roorkee to provide Geology teaching staff for assessing the location of the issue and suggested that help from the Geology Department be taken in the inspection. In addition, the Court suo motu pleaded with the government of Himachal Pradesh through its principal secretary as a party respondent in the case and had mandated that it make an amount of Rs. 1 lakh accessible to the Secretary of IIT Roorkee for conducting the inspection. The subject will be discussed again on March 8, 2023.
CASE NAME – Suo Moto v. State Pollution Control Board, Civil Writ Petition (CWP) No. 59 of 2021