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Maharashtra Pollution Control Board rolls out stricter policy

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

Industries and local bodies will soon have to comply with 95% of environmental norms delineated by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) as per an enforcement policy drafted on directions of the National Green Tribunal. An MPCB official told TOI the policy will cover industries, operations or processes, local bodies, hospitals, common facilities and construction projects having more than 20,000 sq m built-up area."It is based on recycling, reusing, reprocessing, reducing and recovering as much as possible. The MPCB has experienced that issuance of various directions or notices to industries or local bodies have not been effective to secure compliance. Most of the time, even replies to the directions are not submitted. Prosecutions against such defaulters remain pending for years while pollution continues. Therefore, it has devised a different mechanism for securing compliance of conditions imposed in the consents and authorizations granted to industries or local bodies," he said.

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