Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Effluents into Rivers, 05/12/2019
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Effluents into Rivers, 05/12/2019. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), SPCBs and PCCs monitor industries with respect to effluent discharge standards and take action for non-compliance under provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. According to CPCB, there are 2743 GPIs in the country which are discharging their effluents in various water bodies. Out of total 2743 industries, 2497 industries are operational and 246 industries self-closed. Number of complying and non complying units are 2222 and 275 respectively. State-wise status of GPI units in the country is attached as Annexure.