Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) German auto component major Bosch Ltd on Monday resumed operations at its two manufacturing plants near a polluted lake in the city after a two-day shut down on the directive of the state pollution control watchdog. Also Read - Not Just His Dog, US President-Elect Joe Biden Will Bring His Cat to The White House Too
“We have resumed operations at our Adugodi and Koramangala facilities in the city on receiving clarification from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board that the provisions of its May 5 notice were not applicable to the plants here,” said the company’s India arm in a statement here. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights
The company on Saturday temporarily closed its twin plants located in the vicinity of the 910-acre polluted Bellandur lake in the city’s south-east suburbs on the Board’s notice against it and other firms in its catchment areas. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration
The Board issued the notice on the April 19 order of the National Green Tribunal to shut down all industries in the lake’s vicinity for saving and restoring it.
Asserting that it had the highest standards to protect the environment, Bosch said it was confident of operating the plants within the prescribed norms.
“As we have regard for environment protection and legal norms, the operations were shut as a precautionary measure and informed the watchdog that we follow stringent environment standards, practiced globally in production locations,” asserted Bosch India President Soumitra Bhattacharya in the statement.
Following the notice, the company took sewage and effluent treatment measures to resume production at both plants near the lake.
“We do not foresee financial impact or turnover loss owing to the temporary closure,” added Bhattacharya.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed.