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Action to be taken to close Industrial units polluting rivers

Friday - January 11, 2019 1:41 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH
Environment Minister Sajjan Singh Verma instructs Officers 

Bhopal: Minister for Environment and Public Works Sajjan Singh Verma directed officials of the Pollution Control Board to initiate action to close those industrial units, which are polluting rivers of the state. He was addressing the Officers of the Pollution Control Board in a meeting held in Bhopal today. He specifically mentioned about those industrial units of Dewas and Nagda Industrial Area which are polluting Kshipra and Chambal river with their contaminated water.

The Principal Secretary of the Environment Department Anupam Rajan has informed that units of Dewas and Nagda Industrial Area have been inspected and pollution was found in M/s Sun Pharma, Ltd., M/s Sharda Minerals and Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., M/s Swastik International Pvt. Ltd., M/s Keshav Industries Ltd., M/s Jaju Surgical Ltd., M/s Raj Pioneer Pvt. Ltd., M/s Naveen Fluorine International Ltd. and M/s H.R. Johnson Ltd. Closure notices have been sent to all these units by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Legal action will be taken against them within 15 days if they do not give satisfactory reply in connection to solve the problem.

Expressing concern over the pollution in Chambal river near Nagda, Verma gave instructions to the officers for regular monthly inspection of the industrial units. He also gave directives to conduct an inquiry into Cheerakhana Nala pollution caused by Pithampur Industrial area. The Member Secretary of Pollution Control Board A.A. Mishra was also present in the meeting.-Window To News