1,496 firms in Aurangabad under scanner for pollution

The Hindu | Jan 16, 2020 at 4:11 AM
  • As many as 1,496 companies in Aurangabad district have come under scanner of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) for emitting high level of pollutants.
  • As per the list of 100 highly polluted areas (2017-18) in the country, Aurangabad falls in the severely polluted category with a Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) score of 69.85.
  • As many as 1,496 companies in the district, located in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, fall under red and orange categories of the pollution index.