NGT Fines Delhi Govt Rs 50 crore For Failing To Stop Polluting Industries In The City

| October 16 , 2018 , 19:25 IST

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday has imposed Rs 50 crore fine on the Delhi government for not taking any step against the polluting industries to stop them from working in the national capital.

The tribunal also directed the Delhi government to shut down the Industrial units with immediate effect.

According to reports, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel criticized the government for not closing the Industrial units despite its specific directions.

The directive of NGT came after a plea filed by the All India Lokadhikar Sangthan, an NGO seeking the execution of NGT’s previous order.

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According to the previous order of the NGT, it had directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take action against the stainless steel pickling industries in residential areas.

The stainless steel pickling industries fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity as per the Delhi Master Plan (DMP), 2021.

The plea states that the industries functioning at Wazirpur discharged effluent in open drains which met the Yamuna river which causes pollution.

The plea also stated that the environment is continuously suffering due to the recklessness of the government.