By Our Staff Reporter
Bhopal, July 08
The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) cracked whip against 255 companies, including government and private, for violating pollution norms. The callous approach of the companies to comply with the pollution norms is paving way for alarming level of air and environment pollutions especially when the state government is leaving no stone unturned to promote industrialization in the state, notes an official of the MPPCB.
The Board, according to sources had found companies such as power plants owned by Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Ltd, Security Paper Mills, Hoshangabad, Ordnance Factory Khamaria were among other government companies for non compliance of pollution norms leading to air and environment pollution.
The Board issued notices on 46 companies in Bhopal and its surroundings followed by 39 Dhar, 38 Ujjain, 36 Jabalpur, 25 Indore, 13 Singrauli, 17 Shahdol, 14 Guna, 11 Gwalior, 5 Rewa and 6 Satna in the past financial year 2011-12.
The MPPCB had also registered cases against some companies for not complying with the pollution norms even after the warning.
Among the prominent private companies that violated the pollution norms included Hindustan Coco Cola, Ruchi Soya Limited, Tata International Limited, and Adani Wilmar Limited.
The officials of the Board also pledged to continue their pollution check to ensure that every company irrespective of private or government comply with pollution norms to leave healthy tomorrow for the future generation.