Rajaram Mane has asked the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to take
stern action against the "polluting" industries and sugar factories
without hesitation. On Friday, Mane told MPCB officers to warn these industries
and factories not to make the district collectorate responsible for every case
of pollution. Recently, agitators attacked AVH Chemicals Private Ltd's plant at
Halkarni MIDC in Chandgad taluka. In May 2013, the agitators had also
vandalized the collector's office demanding closure of the plant. Besides this
issue, the collector office has faced wrath of the people over river pollution.