NGT directs Delhi govt to shut pickling units in city
Source: The Times of India, Date: October , 2016
Noting that pickling units fall under prohibited list of industries as per Master Plan 2021, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to shut down such industries units located in the national capital with immediate effect. Pickling is a metal surface treatment used to remove impurities like stains, inorganic contaminants, rust or scales from ferrous and precious metals, copper and aluminum alloys. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that reckless dumping of hazardous waste by these units cannot go on "endlessly" as it would have adverse impacts on environment and ecology.