Liquor manufacturing unit in residential area triggers protest

Locals of Tallab Tillo area in Jammu during a protest on Tuesday.
Locals of Tallab Tillo area in Jammu during a protest on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 30: Locals of Bhori, Tallab Tillo, Wazir Lane, Durga Nagar and adjoining areas here today staged a protest demonstration outside M/s Devan Modern Breweries.
The protesters were demanding that authorities concerned should shift the liquor manufacturing unit from the residential area to somewhere else.
The protesters raised slogans in favour of their demands and flayed the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) for not acting against the Brewery.
“The operation of Brewery continues in the populated residential area which is jeopardizing the health of the locals including women, old-aged, children and the sick,” the protesters said.
Another protester said that continued operation of the factory has caused sufferings to the locals of the area due to air, water and noise pollutions caused by the factory operations.
A handout stated that in December 2018, a show cause notice was served to M/s Devan Modern Breweries Ltd by SPCB asking the former to explain within 30 days as to why legal action including closure should not be taken against it for violation of various Environmental Laws.


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