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MoEF lifts moratorium from polluted Chandrapur to boost economy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 29: The Environment Ministry has lifted the CEPI moratorium from the industrial cluster of Chandrapur in Maharashtra — one of the most polluted cities in the state — to pave way for renewed investment in the region, it was officially announced on Sunday.

“The ministry has lifted the moratorium under the CEPI in respect of the industrial cluster of Chandrapur. This will eble new investments in the region, which was stalled for more than five years,” a government statement here said.

The Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI), developed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), is based on multiple pollution-causing parameters in a particular industrial cluster and has a maximum composite scale of 100.

When the score reaches above 70, the moratorium from CEPI is imposed, barring further industrial investment in the region. (IANS)

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