Pollution NOC for over Rs 5 crore investment units at Panchkula

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Chandigarh, Nov 23 (UNI) Haryana State Pollution Control Board will issue no-objection-certificate to industrial units having an investment of over Rs 5 crore at the head office of the Board at Panchukla.

These directions were issued here by Minister of State for Enviornment Kiran Choudhry.

These units include hot mix plant,stone crushers,construction projects which had a discharge of 10 KLD or more,units covered under Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification.Units which had an investment of less than Rs 5 crore would be issued NOC by the District Level Clearance Committee (DLCC) headed by the respective Deputy Commissioners as per the Haryana Industrial Promotion Rules 2007.These would include brick kilns and other plants and machineries.

Mrs Choudhry elaborately reviewed the different issues pertaining to pollution control in the state at the sixth meeting held at at Panchkula yesterday with the Pollution Control Board officers and officials.She directed the regional officers present in the meeting to strictly deal with the pollution violators in the state and to carry on their work vigilantly and diligently.

It was informed in the meeting that the Board had issued show cause notices to about 867 violators of Aravali Notification at Gurgoan and issued closure orders of 241 units under the Water and Air Acts in the state in the current financial year. Around 4728 consent applications were received by the Board under the Water Act and 7986 applications under the Air act this year.

The Minister directed the Board to prosecute the environment violators under the law, failing to which the concerned official would be suspended or penalised for negligence. She stressed that environment was an important issue today and no relaxation would be given to anyone violating the norms.

She asked the Regional Officers to provide the list of plastic bags and plastic products manufacturing units functional in the state and directed them to slap notice on the manufacturing units which were not adhering to the norms.

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