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Pollution goes acute: House Committee charges draft to 3 secretaries

22/01/2021 at 10:24 AM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: Worried over the rising industrial pollution in Odisha, the House Committee formed on environmental pollution has sought report from three departments concerned.

The Committee has sought status report from the Secretaries of Urban Development, Panchayatiraj along with Forest & Environment Department.

Besides, they arealso asked to take necessary measures to minimise pollution in compliance to the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) recommendation.

The committee in the chair of the Speaker of Odisha Assembly, Dr Surya Narayan Patro has formed tree sub-committees to study industrial pollution. Especially, these sub-committees are assigned to study pollution related to sponge iron industries in the state.

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