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Exemption denied to Merchem

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has denied exemption to Merchem Limited from contributing its share of ₹1.41 crore for the remediation of the contaminated Kuzhikandam Thodu, a 1.5-km-long narrow creek in Eloor-Edayar area.

This was conveyed to the National Green Tribunal by KSPCB in an affidavit filed before it on October 3 regarding the remediation project.

The new management of the company, which had remained closed for four years, had informed KSPCB that it was not liable to pay the amount citing an order of the National Company Law Tribunal to the effect that all government ...

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