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Haryana: Central board orders crackdown on industrial units polluting Yamuna

CHANDIGARH: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed Haryana to near down 50 business units at once releasing effluents into Yamuna. The board has additionally put on notice some 170 factories for business waste disposal into various drains.

Acting at the direction of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Yamuna Monitoring Committee had amassed samples from various issues in Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat and Sonipat.

Consequently, the committee advisable action towards the units to CPCB, which has directed the Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB). In its communication to HPCB, despatched on April 5, the state frame has been directed to complete the complaints associated with closure and legal instances towards the factories and industries identified for polluting water. The central board has directed HSPCB to publish the compliance document through June 5.

When contacted, HPCB member secretary S Narayanan confirmed the communication having won the CPCP directions. Refuting any extend, Narayanan said, “We have already taken action towards the errant units. We have started an intensified power to test polluting units and the factories functioning in the violation of the Environment Protection (EP) Act. We shall have a joint meeting with the tracking committee soon. But things listed below are moving at a fast tempo.”

During investigations through CPCB groups, it used to be discovered that 50 major business units were releasing poisonous discharge into drains untreated. These business units were intended to direction the release via effluent remedy vegetation (ETPs) to be put in inside of their premises. The drain water falls into the Yamuna.

Sources said that HPCB had initiated action towards the 12 such business units up to now. It could also be taking steps for starting prosecution towards 170 units.

Narayanan said that the board officers and native government have started the complaints to file legal instances towards the ones served the attention under EP Act.

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