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Panel to examine environment issues

Bhubaneswar, Jan 21: House Committee on Environment headed by Speaker Surya Narayan Patro Thursday held a meeting to dis-cuss how to control environment pollution in the state. 

The panel has decided to form three Sub-Committees to study en-vironment pollutions caused by various sources including industries and make necessary recommen-dations to control it. It was decided at the meeting to hold the next meeting of the panel February 1 where reports of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Housing & Urban Development and Forest &Environment departments on environment pollution will be dis-cussed.

The committee will also ex-amine the orders issued by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to control pol-lution in the state. A sub-committee headed by Opposition chief whip Mohan Charan Majhi will study the re-lease of waste water to rivers and 

The committee will also examine the orders issued by NGT to control pollution in the state 

other water bodies while another panel led by Congress leader Narasingha Mishra was formed to give necessary recommenda-tions to control environment pol-lution in villages,

 cities and other urban areas. Besides, the third House Sub-Committee headed by BJD legislator Badri Narayan Petra will study re-lease of charcoal by sponge iron fac-tories. The three Sub-Committees will submit its report to the Assembly before beginning of the Assembly session. 

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