Kanpur tanners demand deadline extension to NGT

Published:  17 June, 2015

A delegation of tanners from Kanpur has demanded a date extension to government officials before monitoring and inspecting the plants for environmental control after a 19-day trial period taking place this month. They have alleged that some tannery units were closed between February and June and, therefore, are not operating in optimal condition before new inspection takes place.

The inspection is to be carried out by experts from the UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and IIT-Kanpur. A report is be submitted to NGT (National Green Tribunal) on June 24.

Source: Times of India