MPCB issues closure notice to chemical unit in Palghar

The MPCB in its closure notice directed authorities concerned to disconnect the unit's power and water supply.

Published: 27th January 2021 03:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2021 03:00 PM   |  A+A-

closed, shut, work

For representational purposes


PALGHAR: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued a closure notice to a chemical unit in Palghar for allegedly violating various pollution prevention norms.

The notice, dated January 25 and issued by the MPCB's regional office at Thane, has asked Seya Industries Limited, located at Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Tarapur, to close down all manufacturing activities within 72 hours.

It has listed several lapses by the unit, including coal fuel consumption more than the consented limits, usage of furnace oil as fuel which is banned as per a Supreme Court order, and non-disposal of any hazardous waste to the Common Hazardous Waste treatment, Storage & Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) from April to October last year.

Besides, the unit allowed substandard quality effluent into the MIDC chamber through storm water drain, it said.

As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor.

The MPCB in its closure notice directed authorities concerned to disconnect the unit's power and water supply.

If the company fails to comply with these directions, further suitable action will be initiated at per environmental laws, it said.



Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp