Bhopal: As many as 350 industrial units in Madhya Pradesh have flouted pollution control norms and are emitting poisonous air effluents beyond the permissible limit.

These startling findings were disclosed after an RTI activist Ajay Dube had asked for information on the measures adopted by the Pollution Control Board.

According to the information given by the State Pollution Control Board, about 342 industrial units were not following the norms put up by the State’s Pollution Control Board.

The maximum number of voilators (60) comes from Bhopal, followed by Jabalpur (56), Dhar (51), Indore and Ujjain 45 each, Shahdol (23), Gwalior and Reva (16), Satna and Guna 11 each. Besides, eight more industrial units have failed to meet the norms put forth by the board.

The Pollution Control Board’s clarification is based on the monitoring of untreated water and sewage discharged by the Industrial units.

Dube said he has also shared the information with the Environment Ministry and requested it to take strict measures against those who are flouting the norms.

According to him, a number of government institutions are also not following the norms set up by the Pollution Control Board.

The industrial units which have been found to have violated the norms include Godrej Foods and Bewerages Ltd, Parmali Vallace Ltd, Central Coach Repairs, Som Distilleries, Adani Walmar Ltd, Shujalpur , Tata International Ltd, Dewas , GAIL India Ltd, Vijaypur Guna, Everest India Ltd, Katani, Raymond Ltd Chhindwara, Orient Paper Mill Shahdol, Birla Cement, Satna , MP Bear Products Pvt Ltd, Indore, Larsen and Tubro Pithampur and Lupin Laborateries Ltd.

JPN/Bureau