A division bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered the closure of six polluting industries in Kattedan Industrial area. The industries are Vijayanand Textiles, Ramachandra Refinery, Anil Refinery, Bhavani Industries, Supreme Pigments and Jayadurga textiles. The closure was ordered on the basis of a report submitted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) recommending action under the Water and Air Act. However, the bench gave the liberty to the APPCB to reconsider and pass appropriate order, if these industries implemented effective pollution control.