National Green Tribunal issues pollution notice to 13 cement companies

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India: The National Green Tribunal has issued notices to 13 cement companies on a petition alleging that they are violating its orders and environmental norms as well as the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, by causing air pollution. The petitioner, Neena Pradeep, has also accused the cement companies of overloading their trucks with cement and clinkers in order to save toll tax, according to the Hindu. Violations by Shree Cement and JK Cement were highlighted during the hearing. They have allegedly overloaded their trucks by 200 - 250%.


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