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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 6423 of 2014

Date of filing: 2014/07/06


Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  2. Director General, Department of Environment
  3. Deputy Commissioner, Dinajpur
  4. Director, Department of Environment, Nashindra, Bogra
  5. Deputy Director, Department of Environment, Rangpur
  6. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, DinajpurSadar
  7. Mayor, Dinajpur Pourashava
  8. M/S Mukter Auto Rice Mill
  9. M/S Rinku-Rimon Auto Rice Mill
  10. M/S Sneha Auto Rice Mill
  11. M/S Rupali Auto Rice Mill
  12. M/S Bhoumik Semi Auto Rice Mill
  13. M/S Ishaq Auto Rice Mill
  14. M/S S A B Auto Rice Mill
  15. M/S Shuvonkor Semi Auto Rice Mill
  16. M/S Rupali Semi Auto Rice Mill
  17. M/S Bhoumik Auto Rice Mill
  18. M/S Sunny Auto Rice Mill


11 Auto rice mills have been established in the populated ward of Uttar Gosaipur, Dinajpur, the operation of which have caused severe air, water, noise and dust pollution in the area, causing havoc for the village dwellers particularly for the aged, women and children.


Date: 13/07/2014


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the setting up and operation of the Auto rice mills in Dinajpur and also the issuance of the impugned clearances/ renewals should not be declared to be without lawful authority and also why the Mills should not be directed to be relocated in a suitable area with appropriate pollution fighting devices.


Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider
Mr. Justice Muhammad Khursid Alam Sarkar

Area of law

Accountability and Institutional Reform


‘Auto Rice Mills’ case

Relevant statute

Local Government (Union Parishad) Act 2009;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995);

Environmental Conservation Act, 1997;

Penal Code, 1860

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