Punjab government proposes ban on new cement plants in Potohar

Punjab government proposes ban on new cement plants in Potohar
14 December 2017


The Punjab government has proposed to ban the establishment of new cement factories in the Potohar region of Pakistan, according to the Nation. This proposal has been attributed to the noticeable decline in groundwater levels alongside an increase in pollution.

The Department of Industries, Commerce and Investment has supplied a summary to the Chief Minister’s Office, requesting the cement industry to be placed under Schedule ‘C’ of the location policy. This would protect certain areas from the construction of cement plants under law.

The drying out of the Shiri Katas Raj temple pond has been a notable issue. The pond was allegedly drying out due to the water consumption of four local cement factories including Bestway Cement, reports Dawn. In response to this, the Supreme Court has ordered the pond to be refilled by the factories within a week.
 

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