475 stone crushers closed in Odisha for violating pollution norms

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10:

The Odisha Government has closed 475 stone crushing units for violating pollution norms by January 31 this year, Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh told the state Assembly on Tuesday.

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Replying to Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati’s question, the minister said the State Government had already served closure notice to two industrial units and 743 stone crushing units in the State for violating pollution norms.

Two industrial units, Inter Continental Tar Refiners Pvt Ltd in Talcher and Enn Enn LPG Bottling Company in Koraput, were closed, but later consent to operate was given to the first fter installation of appropriate pollution control measures, Arukh said.


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