LUDHIANA: Environment Minister Om Prakash Soni has cautioned the owners of industries polluting environment and the officers, who are in collusion with the violators. During visit of Buddha Nullah here, Soni alleged that dyeing units, which have not installed water treatment plants or their plants were not working, are discharging toxic water into Buddha Nullah, which is causing serious ailments. Soni held meeting with his representatives of the dyeing units and set a deadline of two-month for them to strictly adhere to the all rules. He said: “If industries do not meet norms, their owners should be ready to face strict action.”Soni said the cleanliness of Buddha Nullah under “Tandrust Punjab’ mission is a dream project of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Presiding over a meeting with the dyeing units’ associations, Soni said that industry is the backbone of development in the state but Punjab government will not tolerate any kind of environmental pollution for the sake of running industry.
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