A district-level committee in Ghaziabad shut down 30 industrial
units in Loni on Thursday after they were found operating from residential
areas. Majority of the industries were pit furnace units or units extracting
lead from spent dry cells. The UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) in Ghaziabad
said the units were shut down after notices issued to them yielded no response.
The committee, which comprises of representatives of the pollution control
board, the district administration and the department of industries, had marked
the units for breaching pollution related-norms in a survey conducted earlier