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UP pollution control board orders suspension of work in 123 industrial units

The step has been taken on the directive of the National Green Tribunal as these units had been violating pollution control norms.

lucknow Updated: Nov 11, 2017 11:08 IST

Press Trust of India, Muzaffarnagar
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board swung into action and conducted inspections at various industrial establishments, brick kilns and construction sites.
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board swung into action and conducted inspections at various industrial establishments, brick kilns and construction sites.(File)
         

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has ordered suspension of work in 123 industrial units, including eight sugar mills, in the district till November 14.

The step has been taken on the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) as these units had been violating pollution control norms, an official of the state pollution control board said.

Meanwhile, registration of 10 to 15-years-old vehicles in the district have been cancelled to curb pollution.

Also around 200 vehicles have been fined for violating pollution control norms, a transport department official said.

First Published: Nov 11, 2017 11:03 IST

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