The industries and cement plants in Meghalaya are likely to come under the scanner of the committee on environment of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in connection with polluting the environment.
Regarding sewerage treatment by industries and cement factories in the state, Independent MLA from Mawphlang constituency, S. K. Sun, who heads the Assembly committee, said, “We have decided to inspect different industries and cement plants at Byrnihat, Umïam and Jaiñtia Hills to know how they discharge their wastes.”
“In paper it is alright and sitting in the table, everything seems to be alright. Now, we need to verify and will not delay this inspection, to see if these industries have ETPs or not,” added Sun.
On alleged violation of Forest Act by cement factories, Sun said that the forest department said they have legal papers obtaining mining lease, but “we will go for field visits to industrial areas/parks and after spot inspection to know the real picture.”