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NGT directs to ISRO- keep a watch on the pollution causing factories in jaidhpur with satellite


  • National Green Tribunal decided to stop pollution from industrial units
  • Hearing the writ petition, the NGT gave these instructions to SSRO’s local general manager SS Rao

Jodhpur The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken another major decision to curb pollution from industrial units. Now chemical or water logged factories in open or river channels will be monitored by satellite. This responsibility has been given to Regional Remote Sensing Center, ISRO.

Hearing a writ petition on Friday, the NGT directed ISRO’s local general manager SS Rao to monitor industries in and around the city with high-capacity satellites and take an aerial photo of those industries that open in the river – Release chemical rich water in the drains. Then report it to the NGT. The entire expenditure of photography will be borne by the Department of Pollution. The next hearing of the case will be on 30 August.

Directing the government to create a new post for STF, the NGT asked the state government to create a special post to be in charge of the Special Task Force. We will prepare a report after taking stock of the losses from the industries. In the hearing, the police commissioner was asked to appoint a DCP or DIG level officer, who should work as a link between the STF and the police. He will serve as a nodal officer. They will make a report on the action of STF and investigate.

Action will also be taken on illegal illegal bore wells

The NGT has directed the CGWA to take strict action against such industries which are ditching illegal borewells and extracting ground water. Ground water cannot be used without the permission of the department. Seek the help of STF for action if needed. Apart from this, the concerned departments can also take help of DISCOM and District Administration. If during investigation, it is found that they were using ground water illegally, then they should also face environmental penalty.

Told STF- Only report pollution: NGT said that STF is not following orders given on 17 May. Along with politics, STF is also doing regular work of police. Whereas it should only take action against the polluters. STF is not working with full force. Nor have appointments been made to the sanctioned posts fixed in the STF. Apart from this, instructions have been given to give monthly reports to STF.

ISRO can keep an eye on Reset-2 Satellite at all times

  • On 20 April 2009, it left the satellite. The satellite weighing 300 kg orbits at an angle of 41 degrees above 550 km.
  • It can take the image of every part of the country. It is capable of taking photos even during cloud and fog.
  • It monitors flood, landslides, cyclones and disaster management.
  • In such a situation, this satellite can monitor every activity of Jodhpur’s industries.

This decision in two and a half months …

  • May 21: Special Task Force constituted and orders to form police stations, will be monitored for 24 hours.
  • July 5: Ordered to create an environmental penalty cell, which has the right to recover the fine.
  • July 23: Pollution Contrail and Vigilance Squad, which is empowered to investigate and seize.

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