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Green Tribunal directs joint inspection of 13 CETPs in Capital

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and IIT-Delhi to conduct a joint inspection of 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) which are located in various industrial clusters in the national Capital.

A Bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the inspection team to submit a detailed report on quantum and quality of the effluents at inlet and outlet of CETPs.

The Tribunal also asked the team to inform it whether CETPs are operating to its optimum capacity or not and the status of the trade effluent which is being released by the industries operating in a particular industrial cluster.

“The Committee shall submit its recommendation for improving, upgrading or any other requisite information for better and efficient performance of these CETPs to ensure <g data-gr-id="18">release</g> of effluents well within the prescribed standards. In relation to the 11 industrial clusters which are not connected to any CETP and are directly connected to one STP or the other, complete and comprehensive report be submitted by Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), DPCC, Department of industries and CPCB,” the Bench said. The green panel also convened a chamber meeting on August 17, 2015, involving the chief secretaries, concerned secretaries, the commissioners of the Corporations, Delhi Jal Board, DSIIDC and a Haryana official for better implementation of its orders.
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