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The Central Pollution Control Board said the show cause notice was issued to these units under the Environment (Protection) Act on 8 October.
NGT claims it has disposed of 90% of cases it has received, but lawyers dispute it, say cases often do not even come up for hearing.
The plea filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal cited the Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee which said the 2016 odd-even scheme failed to curb air pollution.
The Delhi Jal Board is also working on a plan to reuse treated wastewater after releasing it into the Yamuna.
The proposed thermal power plant in UP's Mirzapur, earlier owned by Welspun Group, was granted clearance in 2014, but NGT had overruled it in 2016.
Courts and govts have tried to tackle the Yamuna pollution problem, but DJB, which has missed multiple deadlines, says infrastructural roadblocks creating hurdles.
NGT chairman Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel pointed out that not a single state in the country is complying with garbage disposal norms.
Modi government clears collegium recommendations to appoint Justices B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna to top court.
The govt of Andhra Pradesh had claimed that NGT directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with pollution control board even before hearing their plea.
PVC pipes use the heavy metal lead as a stabiliser, but efforts to regulate its use have failed — because of government lethargy and industry resistance.