New Delhi: Concerned over effluents discharged into the Ganga and the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct a joint inspection of “seriously polluting industries” on the bank of both the rivers.

A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed the joint committee comprising members of both the pollution control boards to submit a report on different categories of industrial clusters and their location. “We direct the CPCB and the UPPCB to conduct a joint inspection of all the… seriously polluting industries which have not installed any anti-pollutant devices.”

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