A Supreme Court order issued on
April 7 to adopt permanent pollution control measures within 6
months or face closure and pay
fines, has targeted 350-odd
foundries in West Bengal. Temporary measures will be in place
within 2 months.
For the foundry owners, who are already floundering under a severe resource crunch and dismal work, conditions, this directive comes as a severe blow. They have enli4ed the support of an agency based in Jamshedpur for devising permanent measures.
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