Manufacturing industry fined for polluting air

Staff Correspondent

2 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: Department of Environment (DoE) fined a billet manufacturing industry Tk 3 lakh for polluting air in the city’s Nasirabad Industrial area on Monday.

DoE, Chattogram Metro Director Dr Md Azadur Rahman Mallick awarded the punishment to ‘CSS Corporation BD Limited’ after a hearing in this connection.

DoE, Assistant Director (AD) Sangjucta Das Gupta said a team of the DoE inspected the industry on March 28.

The team found that the industry was polluting air keeping its air treatment plant non-functional, she said.

After a hearing, the industry, which produces billet after melting scrap iron, was fined Tk 3 lakh and asked to set up air treatment plant by June 30, the AD said.

With this, the industry has been fined for the fifth time on the same ground since 2015, she added.