Connect with us


State Pollution Board Shuts 30 Polluting Industries Around Bellandur Lake

Earlier this month, the National Green Tribunal had ordered the shutdown of 500 industries around the lake to clean it up

Bellandur Lake Tragedy: National Green Tribunal Shuts 76 Polluting Industries, Asks Authorities To Cut Water, Electricity Supply

Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city’s south-east suburb for its restoration.

“Of the 30 units, six are around the lake and 24 in its catchment area, which have been operating without valid permits,” Board Chairman Lakshman told reporters here.

Some of the industries are engaged in printing, dying and servicing of automobiles.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on April 19 ordered the closure of all the 500 industries around the lake to clean it up of effluents, untreated water and waste flowing into it from them and hundreds of houses and apartments in the vicinity.

The tribunal bench, headed by Chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar, also banned dumping of municipal solid waste around the lake, and directed the civic authorities to levy Rs 5 lakh from the offenders.

Also Read: New Garbage Disposal Guidelines Post Massive Bellandur Lake Fire

Folk Music For A Swasth India

Folk Music

Reckitt’s Commitment To A Better Future

India’s Unsung Heroes

Women’s Health

हिंदी में पड़े