Green Tribunal Warns Unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water in Chennai
As per the News Article in Indian Express Dated on 09th June 2017; Unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water Units had approached the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for permission to operate their plant but the green tribunal refused to grant them permission without valid consent from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB).
As Chennai is facing severe water crisis, many unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water units were flooding on the city’s outskirts.Around 33 units found to be illegal and drawing groundwater without permission from TNPCB. TNPCB has sent closure notices to these unauthorized units.
There are some particulars which are mandatory to apply for the permission of the TNPCB. Owner of the Packaged Drinking Water Plant Should specify the land classification. Not only that, But No-objection from Metropolitan and Area Ground Water (Division) of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board and approval from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is also compulsory for drawing Groundwater.
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