Tribunal notice on NRL plant

New Delhi: A plea challenging environmental clearance granted to Numaligarh Refineries for setting up a bamboo-based bioethanol project in an Assam village has prompted the National Green Tribunal on Friday to seek responses from the Centre and the state government.

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) will utilise bamboo as main biomass for producing bioethanol under the project at Owguri Chapori village in Golaghat. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the ministry of environment and forest, Assam government, state pollution control board and NRL and sought a reply by February 21.

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by wildlife activist Rohit Choudhury. PTI


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