- CPCB asks the board of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar to take action
- The board said- Ganges is getting polluted by the wastes from various industries
- A meeting was held in April in this regard, but the board found that work had not been completed yet.
new Delhi. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed the Pollution Control Board of four states to take action on the continuous discharge of waste materials by industrial units in the Ganges River. The CPCB told the Pollution Board of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar that if industrial units are not following environmental regulations, they should be shut down immediately.
The CPCB wrote in a letter to the chairman of the control boards of these states – If they receive the inspection report, they should take action within 15 days of receiving the report. Close them if necessary. Over 400 industrial units were inspected, but institutions have submitted some reports in this regard. This includes IITs, Jamia Millia Islamia, Moti Lal Nehru National Institute of Technology and 12 other institutes.
The institution wrote a letter a week ago
In a letter written a week ago, the organization said- chemical, narcotic, sugar, pulp and paper, clothing, food and dairy industries located in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar are discharging waste directly into the Ganges. . This is affecting the water quality of the river and its tributaries. If all the polluted units are inspected, the technical institutions should submit the report within 15 days.
Only 153 reports were submitted in Uttar Pradesh
The letter said that till July 21, 31 industrial units causing pollution in Bihar and Uttarakhand were investigated, but only one report was submitted to the board of Bihar and four to the board of Uttarakhand. 380 units were inspected in Uttar Pradesh but only 153 reports have been submitted to the board. In West Bengal, 46 units were investigated, but only nine reports have been submitted.
CPCB met in April
Earlier, the CPCB had a meeting in April with these state boards, officials of the National Mission for Clean Ganga and 19 technical institutes. In this it was decided that all the institutions would submit their inspection report to the concerned state board. In this, the board was asked to take action within 15 days. However, CPCB found that inspection in this regard is currently underway.