Over 20 units producing non-biodegradable items closed: J&K PCB

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board has shut 23 units producing non-biodegradable items.
Chairman, PCB Suresh Chugh while highlighting the role of PCB as a regulatory authority for various Environmental laws and rules, gave a detail presentation on over all functioning of the Board and the achievements made in a meeting chaired by the Commissioner Secretary Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology, Sarita Chauhan here on Thursday.
He also highlighted the challenges faced by the Board in meeting the increased mandate in view of recent orders of National Green Tribunal (NGT).
The Chairman said that special efforts have been made by the Board to deal with the non-biodegradable items and 23 units have been closed, which were producing these banned items.
He added that regular monitoring of Air & Water is being done at the designated sites and reports are being sent on portal of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Speaking at the meeting, the Commissioner Secretary urged the Board to play a more pro-active role in spreading awareness among stakeholders and public in general regarding environmental norms in simple actionable terms.
She further added that duties and roles have to be fixed for the implementing authorities also, in order to make compliances to various environmental norms. She further added that the Board shall issue directions to the concerned authorities to make sure that common Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP)s are installed in all existing and upcoming Industrial Estates and PCB shall guide them in this regard.