New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal has directed a committee comprising officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and the Central Pollution Control Board to look into the issue of increase in number of petrol pumps across the country and sought a report on the issue.Also Read - BSF Recruitment 2022: Class 10, 12 Pass Candidates Can Register For 281 Posts; Apply Now at

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice S P Wangdi asked the panel to submit action taken report to the tribunal by April 30. Also Read - Russia Captures Most of Lyman in Donetsk Region In Likely Precursor For Moscow’s Next Donbas Offensive

“The first meeting of the Committee may be held within one month and on review of the subject matter, appropriate guidelines be issued by the Central Pollution Control Board, in exercise of its statutory power within three months thereafter,” the bench said while posting the matter for hearing on July 5. Also Read - IPL 2022: Virat Kohli Heartwarming Message After RCB's Exit Goes Viral, See Tweet

The direction came after taking note of a plea filed by one Gyanprakash seeking a cap on number of petrol pumps so as to avoid adverse impact on the environment.

The applicant referred to a news item to submit that large number of petrol pumps are being opened without any concern for environment and without any guideline about sustainability.

The plea has also made reference to the guidelines issued by Indian Road Congress “General Conditions of Siting”, laying down distance from the highways and distance between the two fuel stations.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.