India environmental tribunal slaps heavy fines on four paper company units for pollution, seek cuts in production

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India environmental tribunal slaps heavy fines on four paper company units for pollution, seek cuts in production

October 18, 2019 - 17:38
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NEW DELHI, Oct. 18, 2019 (Local News) -The monitoring panel constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to check pollution in the Ghaggar river have questioned the working of the pollution control boards of Punjab and Haryana and imposed heavy fine on industries polluting the river.

The panel, headed by Justice Pritam Pal, has asked the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to slap a fine of Rs 50 lakh each on four Patiala-based industries.

In the 3rd executive committee report submitted to NGT on September 30, the panel had also rapped PPCB for its slow pace of inspection and checking of industries.

Hindustan Times - NGT panel slaps Rs 50L fine each on 4 Patiala units

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