National Green Tribunal (NGT) has blamed the Oil India Limited (OIL) for the Baghjan blowout in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
It recommended that Rs 25 lakh be given for houses that were completely destroyed, Rs 10 lakh for those severely damaged, and Rs 2.5 lakh for those moderately damaged.
A preliminary report of National Green Tribunal (NGT) stated that OIL does not have any consent to operate carry out drilling or testing of hydrocarbons in Well Baghjan-5. Based on the report, protesters set for infinite hunger strike asking compensation.
After NGT recommended OIL to make reform the damages, Gaon Milanjyoti Yuva Sangha set for an indefinite hunger strike seeking compensation for those who have been affected by the fire at Oil India Ltd’s well. The protestors also demanded the withdrawal of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 at Dighal Tarang ME School relief camp in Tinsukia.
A panel of experts by NGT has recommended to scrutiny of all existing projects of OIL in Assam in view of serious and grave infraction against the statutory environmental safeguards. The report blamed deficiency in understanding and proper planning of critical operations for the blowout.