Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) on Thursday asked hotels, restaurants and commercial complexes—operating in the state without its consent and discharging sewage and other effluents outside causing pollution of water—to register themselves with MSPCB within 60 days.
In a public notice, the Board said it was observed that a number of hotels, restaurants and commercial complexes have been established and are operating in the state 'without the consent' of MPSCB and discharging sewage and other effluent of polluting nature directly into streams, wells sewers or on land without adopting any treatment systems and thereby causing pollution of water.
It asked those persons concerned carrying out such activities without the consent of the Board, to apply for the same within 60 days from the date of publication of the notice.
Failure to comply the directive would attract necessary action under the relevant provision of the water (prevention and control of pollution) act 1974.
The section 25 and 26 of the act restricts the establishment of any industry and/or operation or process or any treatment and disposal system which is likely to discharge sewage into a stream or well or sewer or on land without the prior consent of the Board.