Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board has filed a report before the Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi, highlighting the progress made in curbing the air and water pollution caused by the small scale industries in the Nandanvan Industrial Estate region.
NGT had sought a report from the MSPCB by its order dated 25.10.2018 and the same was filed on 11.04.2019. The report accepts the issue of pollution in the aforementioned area. It says:
'It was reported that a team of the Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) visited the site and based on the observations of inspection, issued notices under Section 33A of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
(Water Act) and under Section 31A of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (Air Act) to M/s. Reliance Packaging, M/s. Sea Marine Supply Co., M/s. Master Engineering and M/s. Raviraj Industry. It was further stated that steps are being taken for recovery of damages.'
Subsequently, another report was filed by the MSPCB on 20.07.2019 which highlighted the steps that are being taken to recover compensation from the polluting industries.
The Principal Bench did not pass any other order but it asked MSPCB to continue monitoring compliance of water and air quality norms by the industries in question.