Goan eateries slammed with pollution control measures

PTI, PANAJI | 12 June 2013 17:00 IST

Goa State Pollution Control Board has asked all the factories, eateries and liquor outlets in the state to seek its consent to operate under the Air/Water Pollution Control Acts.

The order has been issued following an order of the National Green Tribunal. 

The board, at its meeting held here this week, decided that all these establishment must apply for "consent" within three weeks, otherwise they would be shut down, board chairman Jose Manuel Noronha told reporters. 

A four-member committee headed by Director of Industries, Trade and Commerce has been formed to monitor implementation of the order. 

Government estimates that about 2,000 eateries and 500 industrial units will have to apply for the consent.

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