CPCB orders Tata Chemicals to shut down its Haldia plant

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The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has ordered Tata Chemicals to shut down its Haldia plant in East Midnapore district of West Bengal for alleged non-compliance of the prescribed norm of liquid affluent discharge, the company said on Tuesday.

"This is to inform you that on March 11, 2017, the company has received a notice from the CPCB directing the company under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, to shut down plant operation at Haldia, West Bengal, for alleged non-compliance for liquid affluent discharge," the company said in a filing to BSE.

This order was based on the analysis of sample drawn on January 9, 2017 by the CPCB.