New Delhi, Sept. 20 -- The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has sent closure directions to 31 dairy farms in the city for causing water pollution following an NGT order on July 8, officials said. Also, the DPCC has initiated the process of sending show cause notices to around 2,700 dairy farms in the city for not treating the waste generated and causing water pollution.

Inspections conducted

"The closure directions were issued after we conducted inspections in May-June. The 31 dairy farms were also issued fines ranging from Rs 2-4 lakh depending on the number of buffaloes it had," a DPCC official said.

All the 31 farms had over 50 buffaloes and orders have been issued to cut the power and water supply to these dairies. "The SDM c...