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National Green Tribunal seeks Rohini polluting units report

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Published : Feb 17, 2017, 6:32 am IST
Updated : Feb 17, 2017, 6:42 am IST

NGT also sought to know the types of pollutants generated, and asked the authorities to take samples of emissions and analyse them.

National Green Tribunal
 National Green Tribunal

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of industries in north-west Delhi after a plea alleged that many units have been running without permission and causing air pollution.

A bench headed by NGT chief Justice Swatanter Kumar directed Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, and North Delhi Municipal Corporation to jointly inspect the area and submit a report. “We direct joint inspection team of DPCC, CPCB and North Delhi Municipal Corporation to immediately inspect the entire area. They shall give a comprehensive report on what type of industries are carrying on business in that area,” Mr Kumar said.

The NGT also sought to know the types of pollutants generated, and asked the authorities to take samples of emissions and analyse them.

“From the photographs on record, it is evident that illegal and unauthorised industrial activity is going on in that area,” Mr Kumar said. The NGT directed that DPCC must state whether it had given consent to any of these units to operate, and if not, what action it had taken in all these years.

“Let report be submitted to the tribunal positively within two weeks,” the bench said and listed the matter for next hearing on March 1. The order came on the plea of city resident Krishan Kumar, seeking closure of illegal industries in Prahladpur Bangar in Rohini. The plea said industrial units have been operating in residential areas without consent from the DPCC. It said the authorities turned a “blind eye” toward them.

Tags: national green tribunal, air pollution, north delhi municipal corporation
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi