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Taj Trapezium Zone Re-Categorized To Permit Msmes With Pollution Score Between 11 To 20


(MENAFN- KNN India) Taj Trapezium Zone re-categorized to permit MSMEs with pollution score between 11 to 20

Agra, Dec 9 (KNN) The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has recategorized the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) which now permits new categories of MSME units with pollution scores of 11 to 20 to be set up in Agra, reported India Today.

TTZ was created for 50 km around the monument which banned setting up of new industrial units, ordered by the Supreme Court.



Apart from hotels, Agra can now have manufacturing units in 31 industrial categories, including cloth, rubber, medicines, paint, food processing, dairy, liquid soap, detergent, starch, toothpaste, and talcum powder.

The colour-coded pollution scores used till now by the Central Pollution Control Board, where only 'White' category industries were being allowed in Agra has been shelved by NEERI.

Last year the Supreme Court instructed NEERI to form new sectoral guidelines.

With these new guidelines in place, all industries with pollution scores of 20 and below, could be established in the TTZ with only permission from the UP Pollution Control Board.

Industries having pollution scores of 21 and above, will have to apply for permission from NEERI.
(KNN Bureau)

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