HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) has issued closure orders to Hyderabad Agro Inputs Pvt Ltd at Gaddapotharam village, in Jinnaram mandal, Medak district, for “participating in illegal activities”.

The closure was ordered by the APPCB officials after inspecting the industry on October 13.

They found that it had given a part of the premises on lease to an outside person for carrying out solvent distillation without permission and “illegal dumping of hazardous waste.” –Special Correspondent