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Posted On: 31 January 2022 09:51 am
Updated On: 31 January 2022 10:02 am

Ministry issues violation reports on temporary facilities on main and secondary roads

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change (MOECC), represented by the Department of Industrial Inspection & Pollution Control, in a Tweet, has said that it has implemented a sudden inspection program on temporary factories located on the sides of highways, on internal roads and outside the industrial zones layout which carry out concrete and asphalt production activities for infrastructure projects.

As per the Ministry, this was conducted in order to ensure their compliance with the environmental standards, stipulated in Environmental Protection Law No. 30 of 2002 and its Executive Regulations No. 4 of 2005. The campaign resulted in issuing 12 violations related to operating facilities without obtaining an operating permit, referring them to the competent prosecution, and removing 53 temporary facilities that do not meet the conditions for practicing activity on the site.

MOECC also said that, furthermore, 22 temporary facilities were seized in violation of laws and regulations, or abandoned inside farms, which also did not obtain the necessary environmental permits. Work is currently underway to remove them, through the work team formed for this purpose.

Source and cover image: MOECC