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Pollution Board Slaps Rs 25,000 Fine On Jaggery Units For Burning Plastic

According to the Regional officer of UPPCB Ankit Singh, the units were fined for burning plastic waste.

Pollution due to plastic burning in UP. (Representational image)
Pollution due to plastic burning in UP. (Representational image) PTI photo

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on 20 jaggery manufacturing units, officials said on Friday. 


During a drive carried out by the board on Thursday, these 20 units were found causing pollution in several villages, including Khedi, Firozabad, Dhansri and Jatvada, in the district, they said.


According to the Regional officer of UPPCB Ankit Singh, the units were fined for burning plastic waste.

With PTI inputs.

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