"New developments (built-up land) and fly ash depositions in the study location have significantly reduced the natural drainage, thereby altering the hydrology and ecosystem of the entire region."
Over 3,000 private companies are involved in ash bricks manufacturing and over one lakh people are directly dependent on these industries for their livelihood.
The tribunal also directed the TANGEDCO to replace all damaged pipelines by June 2022 and a periodical compliance was sought.
The protest was called off after plant officials arrived at the agitation site and held discussion with the irate residents.
The incident took place in the plant of Sky Alloys and Power Private Limited located in Temtema area, around 25 km from the district headquarters and over 240 km from the state capital Raipur.