Dan­ger­ous shit

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

This is with ref­er­ence to "Shit it's prof­itable" (Novem­ber 15-30). Dump­ing un­treated hu­man exc­reta in a farm­land can be dan­ger­ous. This business will get more ac­cept­abil­ity only after in­di­vid­ual own­ers treat all the dirty wa­ter to the zero per cent con­tam­i­na­tion level and get it tested from ap­proved pub­lic health lab. Only then should a per­son be al­lowed to empty the sep­tic tank. The Ban­galuru Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil must stop this health haz­ard and frame proper guide­lines for dump­ing ef­flu­ent in farm­land. If we can do that, bur­den on sewage treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties can be re­duced while farm­ers profit.

SHRIKANT BHATE

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