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MSPCB ordered to inspect cement factories in East Jaintia Hill

Source: The Sentinel, Date: , 2014

The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) has been ordered by the state government to conduct a “spot–inspection” on all the cement factories in the East Jaintia Hills District for alleged cause of environmental degradation and if found guilty then the factories will be subjected to immediate closures. The order came as a result of a petition submitted by the Khasi Students’ Union – Narpuh Circle (KSU–NC) seeking government intervention on the alleged violation against the laid down norms by five cement companies leading to serious environmental degradation in the region. Speaking to the reporters after the meeting with the NGO, the State Forest and Environment Minister said, “The chairman of the MSPCB has been directed to undertake a spot inspection on all the cement factories operating in Narpuh Elaka of the district.”

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