National Green Tribunal has issued contempt
notices to Uttar Pradesh government and other authorities on a plea seeking
action against illegal manufacturing, storage and transportation of ethanol by
distilleries and sugar mills in the state. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson
Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from Akhilesh Yadav government,
Principal Secretary, Department of Excise and Excise Commissioner of UP, Chief
Controller of Explosives and others for non-compliance of its May 9 order
asking all sugar mills without requisite licence to stop alcohol production.