IANS | 18 Sep, 2023
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has penalised commercial
vehicles (CV) maker SML Isuzu of Rs 5 lakh for violation of some
provisions of the environment protection laws.
According to SML
Isuzu, the PPCB has imposed a penalty of Rs 5 lakh by encashing the bank
guarantee lying with it and has asked the CV maker has to comply with
the observations of the PPCB within 15 days and submit the compliance
report. The company received the order/directions from the PPCB on
Some of the observations of the PPCB, as per SML Isuzu,
are: the storage facility is not adequate to store hazardous waste for 1
to 3 years, and was found without roof, lock and key and in mixed form
with solid waste; in the bus body plant, the primer coat section is
having mechanical floor trap system, which does not seem to be
appropriate to entrap fine matter; and the sanding is also being done in
open which is causing emissions into open atmosphere.
environmental body also observed that the FRP (fibre reinforced polymer)
manufacturing process was not having any emission control or treatment
system, and separate measuring devices have not been provided with the
waste water lines.
The PPCB further pointed out that no oil and grease trap has been provided at the inlet of the treatment plant.
According to SML Isuzu, it has taken appropriate actions against the observations of the PPCB.