Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Date: , 2017
Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Oct 26, 2017:- It comes as no surprise that Sahibabad has been identified
as one of the five most polluted areas in the National Capital Region by the
Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control)
Authority. This is because out of 356 air polluting industries in the city,
around 200 are in Sahibabad alone. "We have identified 356 air polluting
industries in Ghaziabad, with more than half being in the Sahibabad area,"
said Ajay Sharma, regional officer of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
(UPPCB). "We have also identified 21 industries in the city that run on
pet coke and nine that uses furnace oil, the use of which has been banned by
the Supreme Court. We have started issuing notices to these industries and by
November 1, we will ensure they are sealed if they do not switch to other
energy sources," he added.