By Express News Service – BHUBANESWAR
Published: 23rd March 2014
The State Government has directed the Pollution Control Board and the Jharsuguda district collector to take appropriate action against Vedanta Aluminium for causing pollution and damage to agricultural land.
The Government directive came in response to a written complaint by former member of Rajya Sabha Kishore Mohanty alleging pollution and damage to agricultural land by the ash pond created by Vedanta Aluminim near Katikela village in Jharsuguda district.
Meanwhile, a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Committee for Legal Aid to Poor (CLAP) on behalf of petitioners Budharam Patel and others seeking a ban on establishment of the ash pond on agricultural land at Kumudapalli village is pending in the Odisha High Court.
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