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Thursday, 16 July 2020

48 illegal bleaching units sealed in Panipat, again

Mukesh Tandon

Tribune News Service

Panipat, July 15

The inspection by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has brought out that owners of 48 of the 127 illegal bleaching units inspected in the past 25 days broke the seals and resumed operations.

Some of these units were sealed twice or thrice but the owners resumed operations, sources in the HSPCB said. These 48 units have been resealed.

The perusal of the record of the bleaching units brought to light that the names of owners of the 48 units did not match with the ones recorded at the time of the last inspection, the sources say.

Moreover, 17 new illegal bleaching units were found operational.

Last month, The Tribune had published a news report about illegal bleaching units in the district. Taking note of the news report, a member secretary of the HSPCB sought a report from the district authorities. Subsequently, DC Dharmender Singh constituted a committee of four departments — the HSPCB, Revenue, UHBVN and District Town Planner — to initiate action against illegal units.

Shailender Arora, regional officer, HSPCB, said: “Notices have been served on the owners of 17 units that came up recently. Electricity to another 17 units has been cut. Prosecution process against owners of 48 units, which have been resealed, has begun.”



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