Economy & Market
RMC plants fail to ensure green cover
The 100 ready-mix cement plants in the island city and suburbs have been adding to the concrete jungle of the city but not added to it´s green coverage, some activists have alleged.
Advocate Godfrey Pimenta, convenor, Watchdog Foundation said ´We started complaining about the plants causing air pollution and thereby respiratory problems for residents of nearby areas, where the RMC plants have been found not implementing the mandatory condition of 33 per cent green coverage on the open plot area.´ The foundation´s agitation recently resulted in the MPCB issuing closure notices to RMC cement plants in Malvani and at Rawalpada in Dahisar. MPCB regional officer Dilip Khedkar said they had received the complaints and have initiated action subsequently. He said ´If there are violations which our officials learn of during inspection, shall be reported.