Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

Sugar mills in Sindh, Pakistan, are now biting a bitter pie. About 27 mills have been labelled environmentally hazardous by the Sindh Environmental Control Agency. They did not install a "showering system" to neutralise the damaging effects of the waste particles. Liquid affluents from the mills are also poisoning fish and plants in the region. While millowners fiercely deny the charges, the agency is now in the process of collecting samples from the smoke emissions and waste water from each mill to corner them.

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