Action is taken against polluters
In January 2019, the highest amount of EC ie Environment Compensation (over Rs 1.93 crore) was imposed on Fertilizers Limited in Madras. This was followed by Rs 1.03 crore imposed on Assam Petrochemicals Limited, Namrup, Dibrugarh, Assam in February. The Tamil Nadu company had paid the EC. While a closure order was issued against Assam Petrochemicals in November, 2020 for non-deposit of compensation. The list of other companies that have paid EC for violations include Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Ltd. (Gujarat Refinery) of Vadodara, Gujarat; Oil and Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited, (Tatipaka Mini Refinery), Nagaram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh; and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Chembur, Mumbai.
The level of pollution is worrying
The percentage of polluting industries may seem low but it is worrying. According to experts, there is a need to increase more strictness against such industries. If this is not done then this pollution is going to increase more rapidly in the coming days. Everyone will have to suffer its loss.
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