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NGT slams SPCB over water pollution in Baddi

Jun 30, 2021
NGT slams SPCB over water pollution in Baddi

Solan, Himachal Pradesh      

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has come down heavily on the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) for lack of action on violators of water pollution.

Violations of water pollution are continuing in Baddi and mere stay of order of closure and assessment of compensation for the past violations does not justify inaction for further violations. SPCB made this observation on June 23, 2021 in a case pertaining to pollution in Balad river on account of leakage from the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP).

A four-member joint committee comprising a representative of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Central Pollution Control Board, SPCB and District Magistrate has been directed to file a status report.

The NGT has expressed serious concern over the fact that the four textile units of Baddi are still not meeting the water pollution norms and the fixed dissolved solids (FDS) released by them were beyond the prescribed limits. These units  are Auro Textile, Auro Textile unit-II, Auro Dyeing of Vardhman Textile and Winsome Textile.

The SPCB had identified 16 industries having effluent generation of more than 200 KLD. In the latest sampling conducted on May 21, three industries -Proctor & Gamble Home Products, Torrent Pharmaceutical and Abbott Healthcare were found having effluents above the prescribed limits.

The NGT has directed the SPCB to take remedial action to enforce environmental rule of law.

Source: The Tribune

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