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No new sugar mill or textile industry to be set up: U'khand

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

All district magistrates of except that of Dehradun today appeared before the High to assert that no new sugar mill, paper mill, distillery or textile industry will be set up in the state in future as a step to save the Ganga.

The high had summoned all the 13 DMs of the state before the recently asking them to spell out the steps they had taken to save the Ganga.


All the DMs barring that of Dehradun because of his official preoccupations appeared before the today to assert through an affidavit that no new sugar mill, paper mill, distillery or textile industry will be set up in in future.

Dehradun DM could not appear before the as he was preoccupied making preparations for tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony to be held for the new state CM at the parade ground here.

Hearing a PIL by advocate Lalit Miglani, the Division bench of Justice Rajeev Sharma and Justice Alok Singh of the High had summoned the DMs of all the 13 districts of the state to submit the progress report of the previous orders of the regarding ban on polythene and keeping the Ganga clean.

The also directed that be made a begging-free state.

Following an earlier order of the High to impose a total ban on polythene in the state as a step to clean the Ganges, and constitute a five-state committee to deal with the pollution of the holy river, the directed the officers to strictly impose the rules laid down in this regard.

The reiterated that a complete ban on plastic must be imposed in Upon being apprised by the District Magistrates who appeared in the that certain Units were manufacturing plastic carry bags in the state, the directed the state government to take action against such industries in accordance with the law and ensure that the state is made plastic free.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 22:57 IST
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