Land use changes in 905 hectares between 1996 and 2022 were studied for the report. In the 905 ha alone, the report said, area under natural wetlands fell by a whopping 68 per cent.
According to the data shared by the minister, Uttar Pradesh has the most operational GPIs at 1,088, followed by Haryana at 600.
Notices have been issued to about 35 steel industries, which are located in the city, directing them to shift their premises outside the ORR limits by end of March 2022.
Following the reclassification, coir industries have to get approval from the pollution control board and their operation will be monitored periodically.