Aurangabad: Maharashtra environment and tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday said strict action will be taken against comapnies that violate pollution norms in the state.
Speaking to reporters here, Thackeray said the government will ensure that the crackdown on polluting industries will not have any impact on employment in the state.
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued notices to 140 companies in Aurangabad industrial area for pollution and imposed a fine of Rs 89 crore on them.
"Pollution norms in the state are being followed strictly and action will be taken against violators. The government will stand firmly with industries that are trying to keep their emissions within the prescribed limits," the minister said.
Meanwhile, Thackeray who also handles the tourism portfolio, said the government plans to promote tourism in every district of the state.
"The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government will promote tourism in every district. We will focus on important monuments in each district and people will see provisions for this in the state budget," he said.
Heritage and spiritual tourism will be developed in the state, he added.