Delhi govt slaps Rs 90L fine on polluting industries

Buildings are seen covered in thick smog in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

The Delhi government has imposed Rs 90 lakh on polluting industries and those contributing to environmental degradation in industrial estates, an official said on Saturday.

According to the official, during the inspection of Chairman EPCA Bhure Lal and MD of Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, it was found that industrial waste was being dumped in a few plots in Narela Industrial Area.

Executive Engineer and Junior Engineer of Narela Industrial Area have been suspended for dereliction of duties.

"Rs 90 lakh has been imposed as environmental compensation on polluting industries and those contributing to environmental degradation in other industrial estates under DSIIDC," official said.

"Large number notices are being issued for environment compensation for C&D waste and garbage. Full scale cleaning up work have been taken up in other industrials areas also," he said.

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