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Reveal details of polluting units: CIC

Saturday, 1 October 2011 - 8:00am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA
CIC has asked it to make public action taken, including notices served, against industries that are not complying with the environmental standards.

Pulling up the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for not pro-actively disclosing information as mandated under the RTI Act 2005, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked it to make public action taken, including notices served, against industries that are not complying with the environmental standards.

The direction came on an application of Delhi-based Ankur Goyal who had primarily sought information regarding industries - inspected by CPCB - which were discharging effluents directly into River Ganga among other information. But when he didn’t get a satisfactory reply, he approached the Commission.

CIC asked CPCB to publish on their website details of “action taken on non-complying industries, including notice(s) served to them” and also the “directions given to states and industries” by November 1.


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