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Govt to take suitable action against polluting units

The government will take "suitable action" against the industries, located in Ganga basin states, which have failed to install continuous online effluent quality monitoring system as per the direction of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Rajya Sabha was told Monday.



New Delhi: The government will take "suitable action" against the industries, located in Ganga basin states, which have failed to install continuous online effluent quality monitoring system as per the direction of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Rajya Sabha was told Monday.

"So far systems installed in 80 units have been connected to CPCB server for data transfer. Government will take suitable action as per law against industries, which are non-compliant," Bharti said while replying to a question.

The CPCB, under the Pollution Inventorisation Assessment and Surveillance Project (PIAS), has inventorised 764 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) along the main stem of river Ganga.

CPCB had issued directions to respective State Pollution Control Boards for directing the industrial units located in Ganga basin states for installation of continuous online effluent quality monitoring system before March 31, 2015, which was later extended till June 30.

From Zee News

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