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NGT directs Delhi Chief Secretary to furnish report on illegal scrap units in Maya Puri

NGT directs Delhi Chief Secretary to furnish report on illegal scrap units in Maya Puri
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NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi chief secretary to furnish a status report on illegal scrap units, which do a business of around Rs 6,000 crore per annum, in Mayapuri here.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the authorities to adopt stern precautionary measures against polluters in view of deteriorating air quality in the city.

The NGT said that the failure of authorities was resulting in damage to public health and environment. "The chief secretary states that the steps are now being taken to improve the situation, including the working of Delhi Pollution Control Committee. The chief secretary has undertaken to look into the present matter and to positively furnish a separate report in the matter before the next date of hearing," the bench said.

The tribunal has posted the matter for April 11. The NGT had earlier directed the AAP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 5 crore within a month for failing to act against illegal scrap units in Mayapuri here.

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