Two factories fined in Muzaffarnagar for creating pollution

Two factories here have been fined over Rs 3.31 lakh for allegedly not using anti-pollution equipment, a senior official said on Friday.

A team of the pollution control board on Wednesday checked seven factories and imposed a fine of Rs 1,62,500 on JK Carbon Pvt Ltd and and Rs 1,68,750 on Vinayak Industries.

These units were not found using anti-pollution equipment during the checking by the team, said junior engineer Vipul Kumar.

Meanwhile, the authorities have ordered to stop the construction activities in the district to check pollution.