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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Industrial units under PPCB scanner for causing pollution
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Board to conduct survey, take strict action against defaulters Satinder Pal Singh Lalru, January 1 Acting under the Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu had directed the units, including Nahar Group of Industries, in Lalru to strictly adhere to the environmental norms and take immediate steps to check the rising pollution levels within the industrial belts. Tough action will be taken against the industrial units not adhering to the norms of the Act. The move came in following complaints by residents about soot and fly ash, which gets deposited on surface of their houses, being emitted from these industrial belts , As Reported By Tribune.

According to the Newspaper,A meeting of representatives of all industries with the Punjab State Pollution Board Chairman and other officials was held recently to discuss various issues pertaining to the industrial pollution. Industries were asked to ensure that they have effluent treatment plants and air filters are functioning properly. Pannu had also advised other officials to adopt a proactive approach to reduce the environment pollution and guide industries in adopting such resource conservation measures.

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