Navi Mumbai, June 13 -- Four polluting industries at Taloja's Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area have been shut after the directions by National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Anant Harshvardhan, regional officer of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), said, "We had earlier warned the industries about the pollution caused by them. They didn't comply with the order."

He added that one chemical unit has been given a showcause notice.

Activist Arvind Mhatre, who moved NGT in 2017 against the polluting units, has been fighting for clean air and water.

"Despite show-cause notices and directions by NGT, the pollution control board has failed to ensure that directions have been followed. This is the reason pollution has n...