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Monday, 20 July 2020

Dairies, gaushalas to follow pollution norms: HSPCB

Tribune News Service

Panipat, July 19

Now, dairy farms and gaushalas will be categorised into orange and green industries, respectively, and they will have to follow pollution norms set by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The CPCB has directed the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), along with other state bodies, to adopt and implement the categorisation of dairy farms and gaushalas as finalised by it.

'Orange, green' industries

Dairy farms and gaushalas will be categorised into orange and green industries, respectively, and they will have to follow pollution norms set by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

Following, the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) May 21 order, the CPCB has issued guidelines for the management of waste from dairy farms and gaushalas and also issued methods for disposal of solid and liquid waste besides focusing on air quality management.

CPCB Chairman Shiv Das Meena stated in an order that the committee constituted for categorisation of the industries had finalised the dairy farms and gaushalas under orange and green categories, respectively.

The chairman further directed the member secretaries of the pollution control boards of the states to submit action taken report within 15 days. S Narayanan, Member Secretary, HSPCB, said, "We will comply with it."

The dairy farms having 15 or more milch animals, or those located in colonies or clusters should obtain permission under the orange category. Gaushalalas which fall under green category house weak, sick, injured, handicapped and abandoned cattle.



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