‘Urge Environment Minister to Intervene’
Under section 4 of the Air Pollution Act of 1981, a state Board needs to be formed to give guidelines to such waste units. Having such an authority makes them responsible and accountable, but they have failed miserably at prioritising the health of the locals.
Before sending a legal notice to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), we want to urge Mumbai’s Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray to direct the MPCP to take appropriate and stringent action in this matter.
All we want to know is if any action is being taken on our notice to mitigate pollution in the area and also know more about the permissions given to the plant, so that there is no violation of rules.
Speaking to The Quint, an official from MPCB’s regional office said, “This issue is…