New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has sought response from Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on unauthorised dairies running in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.
A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi issued notice to UPPCB and sought its response on dairies in Ganga Nagar area of Meerut within two weeks.
During the hearing, Meerut Development Authority (MDA) filed a status report giving details of the action taken against the violators who have been misusing the area allotted to them for running unauthorised dairies.
It also informed the Tribunal that notices have been issued against all the allotees who have been indulging in unauthorised dairy operation and the response to these notices is awaited.
MDA also assured the bench that expeditious action would be taken against all erring allotees and running of unauthorised dairies in the area would be effectively checked.
The Tribunal had on February 26 directed Meerut Development Authority to close all illegal dairies in the area and file a status report regarding the same
Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had directed removal of these dairies from the city in order to check pollution.
The Tribunal was hearing a petition filed by advocate Abhishek Garg seeking action against unauthorised dairies running in Ganga Nagar area of Meerut and the consequent environmental pollution caused due to them.
Garg has claimed that that these dairies were being run illegally without permission from any competent authority or consent from the environment authority.