Pollution issues: 112 stainless steel pickling units in Delhi ordered shut

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on May 08, 2014

Taking serious note of violation of environmental regulations, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued a closure notice to 112 stainless steel pickling units in Wazirpur Industrial area.

“These industrial units were allegedly discharging untreated waste water into the sewers, roads and storm water drains, and this untreated acidic discharge is causing havoc in the industrial area and causing inconvenience to the people there,” said Sandeep Mishra, Secretary, DPCC.

The DPCC has ordered Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd and Delhi Jal Board to cut power and water supply to the 112 stainless steel pickling units with immediate effect, Mishra said. It has also directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to cancel their factory licences. The sub-divisional magistrate has been directed to seal the units.

The over 2,000 industrial units in the area allegedly discharge untreated waste water into the sewers which don’t reach the common effluent treatment plant, as the sewerage system is broken.

Published on May 08, 2014

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