Boards fail to check Ganga pol­lu­tion

Down to Earth - - THE FORT­NIGHT -

THE SUPREME Court has slammed the Cen­tre and state pol­lu­tion con­trol boards for not tak­ing ac­tion against in­dus­tries that are pol­lut­ing the Ganga. "Yours is a story of com­plete fail­ure, frus­tra­tion and dis­as­ter," the apex court told the boards. It has asked the Na­tional Green Tri­bunal to mon­i­tor all pol­lut­ing in­dus­trial units on the banks of the Ganga. En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar de­fended the Cen­tral Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Board, cit­ing its no­tices to 764 pol­lut­ing in­dus­tries to in­stall sen­sors at ef­flu­ent dis­charge points by March 31 next year.

VIKAS CHOUD­HARY / CSE

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