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, 2015
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Veggies grown along tracks: HC notice to Centre, railways

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

The Bombay high court has issued notices to the Union government and the Indian Railways on a public interest litigation that alleged high toxic levels in vegetables grown on farms along railway tracks in Mumbai. A division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta and Justice Nitin Jamdar has scheduled the matter for further hearing onFebruary 20.The PIL, which also names the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board as a party, was filed by Maza Bharat Samajik Sanstha. The PIL has urged the court to direct the railways to act against contractors and employees who have been allowed to grow vegetables along railway tracks. The petitoners have sought a ban on production and sale of vegetables grown along the tracks on Central Railway, Western Railway and the Harbour Line. Instead, flowers can be grown on such farms, the PIL said.

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