New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal Tuesday directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to submit action taken report (ATR) with regard to closure of defaulting industries making shoe soles and other plastic goods in Narela and Bawana area. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the DPCC to assess the compensation by these units within three months. The tribunal made it clear that the power under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Environment Protection Act, 1986 to recover compensation is exercisable by the DPCC exclusively which cannot be delegated to the SDM or the municipal corporation. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”However, the SDM and the municipal corporation are free to exercise their own statutory powers under the Municipal Act or the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) or any other enabling statutory powers. The DPCC is free to take assistance of an agency as per law but the responsibility of compliance is of the DPCC itself,” the tribunal said. During the hearing, the NGT was informed that solid waste has been disposed of at waste to energy plant and 244 units found dumping/burning of waste have been asked to pay environmental compensation of Rs 50,000 each. “143 out of them have paid the amount and the remaining 101 units, who failed to deposit the amount, have been directed to be closed. SDM has been asked to recover the damages as arrears of the land revenue. A policy has been framed for recovery of compensation. In a surprise inspection, no open burning was seen,” the bench was told.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ EBay Inc. (EBAY) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $402 million.On a per-share basis, the San Jose, California-based company said it had net income of 46 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, were 68 cents per share.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share.The e-commerce company posted revenue of $2.69 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.67 billion.For the current quarter ending in October, eBay expects its per-share earnings to range from 62 cents to 65 cents.The company said it expects revenue in the range of $2.61 billion to $2.66 billion for the fiscal third quarter. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $2.68 billion.EBay expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.70 to $2.75 per share, with revenue ranging from $10.75 billion to $10.83 billion.EBay shares have risen 39% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 19%. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $39.03, a rise of 3% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on EBAY at https://www.zacks.com/ap/EBAYThe Associated Press