UPPCB slaps Rs 3.16 crore fine on Moradabad sugar mill for flouting pollution norms

Source: TNN |15 June, 2020 | 11:24 AM

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BAREILLY: Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has imposed a fine of Rs 3.16 crore on a sugar mill in Moradabad for allegedly not meeting pollution-related parameters and also served a closure notice to the unit.
According to sources, the mill was “discharging effluents released from distillery in the open instead of disposing it properly as per the guidelines of the pollution board”.

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UPPCB’s Moradabad regional officer Ajay Sharma said, “We have slapped a penalty of Rs 3.16 crore on the sugar mill in Moradabad’s Balvara for flouting pollution-related parameters. We have also asked the mill management to shutdown the unit after a team of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) visited the mill a few months ago and had found some discrepancies. The effluent was voluntarily discharged by the unit in the open which may pollute Dela river.”