1,395 industries discharging effluents into riversBy IANS
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
NEW DELHI - There are 1,395 industries across the country discharging effluents into rivers, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday.
“Out of the 1,395 identified industries, 950 are operating effluent treatment plants satisfactorily while 176 are not operating (treatment plants) satisfactorily and 269 have been ordered closed,” said Ramesh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
Ramesh said that industries were required to obtain consent to operate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act.
He said action was taken by the Central Pollution Control Board against industries not complying with the effluent discharge standards.