Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday has ordered to shut down a plant of Tata Chemicals. The Haldia plant in West Bengal is to be shut for alleged non-compliance of norms related to discharge of liquid effluents.
The effluents include sewage or liquid waste discharged directly into a river or a sea.
The company in order to cancel the order has prepared a written presentation to be submitted to the CPCB. For relocation of ammonia pipeline and its maintenance the plant is already under a planned shutdown between Feb 21 and April 15.
A sample taken by the CPCB on January 9, which was said to have breached the norms, led to the issuing of the order to the firm. The firm has submitted parallel samples taken on the same day in its presentation to the CPCB. The plant mainly deals in the production of fertilisers such as diammonium phosphate and single superphosphate.