Two educational institutes of national repute in Noida were found intensely violating the environment rules for curbing pollution level in the city.
The Noida Authority, an agency entrusted with responsibility of enforcing the solid waste management rules 2016, imposed a hefty fine of Rs 51 lakh on Amity University, an education institute of national repute, for flouting the environment rules.
According to officer with the agency, the solid waste management was not in accordance with rules.
“The university was penalised for the violation of the rules,” the officer told. They visited the university campus on Saturday to inspect the state of solid waste management set up, which were not in place.
Similarly, a fine of Rs 1 lakh was imposed on Mayoor School Noida, a private school in Sector 126, which was flouting the environment rules.
The school failed to comply with guidelines by the agency which says that it would have to arrange for solid waste management in the school premises as it comes under bulk waste generator.
The officer told that he issued several challans of over Rs 86 lakh as several commercial units were also found not following the rules. They were Dharampal Premchand, Mithaas Sweets and Restaurants, Mahindra Automobile and Xian.