Crusher industries neglecting calls for controlling pollution

LALITPUR: The majority of crusher industries operating inside Kathmandu Valley have not heeded to calls for controlling pollution.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has shown that the crusher industries have failed to live by their commitment to control pollution, Deputy Director General at the Department of Environment, Safala Shrestha said.

The Department has been regularly monitoring the industries to check the level of pollution they are causing in the environment. "During the inspection, we found that these industries have not used any kind of precautionary measures," Shrestha said.

The Department has said it will recommend legal action based on the inspections following the complaints received at the local units.