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NGT Directs Delhi Authorities to Shut Factories Polluting Yamuna

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

The National Green Tribunal has directed anti-pollution authorities in Delhi to immediately shut down factories in the capital that continue to pollute the Yamuna river with toxic effluents. It has ordered the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to ensure that stainless steel pickling units at Delhi's Wazirpur do not operate if they do not have the requisite approvals or are polluting the environment.“Despite several warnings, some units are still not following the norms laid down by the DPCC. This order has come as a respite to River Yamuna, which is being polluted by harmful chemicals used by these pickling units, “Girish Kumar Pandey, president, All India Lokadhikar Sangathan, which had filed the plea, said in a statement.

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