NGT directs Haryana govt to act against Murthal ‘dhabas’

NGT directs Haryana govt to act against Murthal ‘dhabas’

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New Delhi, February 25

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Haryana government to take remedial measures and finalise a policy by March 31 on operation of roadside eateries in Murthal.

The directions came a day after the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) told the tribunal that the restaurants in the area have not received nod for functioning and are extracting groundwater without permission.

A Bench headed by Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel stated: “The state of Haryana may ensure that the points emerging in the report of CPCB are covered by the policy and finalise the policy by March 31”. The tribunal directed the government to also take remedial enforcement measures by conducting a special drive within two months from today. It has also been directed to furnish a status of compliance on April 30.

The CPCB stated that restaurants in Murthal are extracting groundwater without permission. It found serious deficiencies, including unscientific handling of liquid and solid waste and cooking oil during the inspection. — IANS

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