MPCB report on Malegaon pollution
Status report of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board in compliance of National Green Tribunal order of January 21, 2020. The matter related to pollution in Malegaon by industries involved in plastic lumps (gitti), plastic granules, plastic recycling, yarn dyeing, power loom and others.
To ensure effective implementation of directions of closure, Malegaon Municipal Corporation, Additional District Collector, Additional Superintendent of Police, Sub-Regional Officer, MPCB, Nashik and MSEDCL had initiated joint action and ensured permanent disconnection of water and electricity supply and sealing of sizing and plastic industries in the non-conforming zone as per City Development Plan and not complying with the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016.
With respect to relocation of plastic related units, sizing units, yarn dyeing units, the Malegaon Municipal Corporation had submitted a plan. The MPCB had issued directions of environment compensations to 96 units of plastic gitty manufacturing and 7 sizing units and directed them to deposit an amount of Rs. 1 lakh for operating without consent and not providing air pollution control devices.
Note: Report uploaded to the NGT site on June 10, 2020