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ngt: Ngt asks Cpcb to scan the pollution of the HP river | News from Shimla

Shimla: Regarding the pollution of Balad, Sirsa and Satluj rivers in Baddi industrial area of ​​Solan district in Himachal Pradesh, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to coordinate with state boards to monitor pollution index and assess predicted no effect concentration (PNEC) values.
The NGT ordered the upgrade of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) to control releases of active ingredient. He called for ambient monitoring of receiving aquatic resources such as rivers, lakes and groundwater. Central and state pollution control commissions should also step up monitoring of micropollutants.
In the April 6 verdict, the main panel of the tribunal headed by its president, Justice Adarsh ​​Kumar Goel, said the issue to be considered was remedial action against the discharge of toxic pollution from the residues of antibiotics from the pharmaceutical units. The court said that with respect to the pollution generated by the other units, the earlier remedy of closing those factories will remain in effect until compliance and liability is fixed. He disposed of the original request, giving the aggrieved party freedom to take corrective action if a grievance survived.
Regarding the issue of medical industries, the tribunal took note of the draft notification of January 23, 2020, as well as the final notification of August 6, 2021, as well as the position of the parties that the standards proposed in the draft notification must yet to be finalized beyond what is mentioned in the August 6 notification. The draft standards were formulated and notified on January 23, 2020, more than two years ago, based on a study. The court said the regulatory mechanism could not be suspended indefinitely on the grounds that the environment ministry could not finalize the draft standards even after two years.
Given the serious public health and environmental consequences of unregulated tailings discharge, the court said the standards proposed in the January 2020 draft notice will be followed.
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