STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

CPCB Officials to Inspect KMML

Published: 18th August 2014 08:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2014 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

KOLLAM: Officials from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will conduct a two-day inspection at the Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) plants at Chavara in the wake of the recent gas leaks.

The inspection, to be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, is to determine whether to operate the plants or not. It is estimated that the company is suffering a loss of around Rs 1.40 crore per day due to the closure.

The report submitted by Intelligence ADGP A Hemachandran had stated that the gas leak on the second day too was from the KMML plant. But, the KMML authorities maintained that though the gas leak on the first day, August 6, was from the plant, the leak on August 7 was not. Trade unions associated with the company said that the sabotage angle should be thoroughly investigated and alleged that a private lobby was working behind the scenes for the closure of the company.

“We hope that the CPCB inspection will bring some clarity to the issue,” said a union representative. PTA members of three nearby schools - Government Higher Secondary School, Sankaramangalam; Government Girls High School, Chavara and Kamankulangra Government School - are planning to take out a protest march and stage a dharna in front of the KMML plant on Monday. The dharna is being planned to demand the speedy disbursement of medical aid by the KMML authorities to students who were hospitalised during the two-days of gas leak.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

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 newindianexpress.com 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 newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com 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. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp