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Extended moratorium for industrial clusters

delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2010 23:50 IST
HT Correspondent

The government has extended a moratorium on consideration of development projects in critically polluted industrial clusters that have failed to submit their remediation plans to clean the sites by two months.

"Of 43 critically polluted industrial pockets, only 27 have submitted action plans. In these sites moratorium has been lifted as they go ahead with plans to control pollution," Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday.

However, the moratorium which was imposed in January banning all new projects has been extended till October 31 in the clusters whose action plans are yet to be received and evaluated, he said while making clear that the moratorium can be lifted anytime once the action plan is cleared by the Central Pollution Control Board.