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Shut polluting factories or we launch stir: Ghaziabad RWAs

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

Alarmed over the high level of groundwater and air pollution in the city, residents of Ghaziabad on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the NCR Planning Board, giving it a deadline of March 10 to act and threatening to launch an agitation if their problems were not addressed. In a meeting with NCR Planning Board's commissioner Kush Verma, the residents, under the banner of the Confederation of NCR Resident Welfare Associations (CONRWA), pointed out that there are 400 polluting units in the city that are contributing to groundwater pollution. The case of Lohia Nagar, where hexavalent chromium content in ground water is 800 times the permissible limit, especially perturbs residents "We have demanded that the planning board prevail upon the district pollution board to find out whether effluent treatment plants are installed in these units or not, and if they are, then whether they are in working condition or not,"T P Tyagi, CONRWA convener, told TOI.

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