26 million litres of tannery effluent
Tanneries with D6,000 crore worth of exports business in the Unnao-Kanpur belt and domestic industry of another D6,000 crore, release around 26 million litres of tannery effluent into the river on daily basis.
June, 2018 wherein she had issued directives to authorities concerned, including UP Pollution Control Board, Urban Development department and Jal Nigam to initiate closure of Unnao and Kanpur tanneries from December 15, 2018 to March 15, 2019.
Notably, the Yogi government had made it clear that no effluent would be released by the tanneries into Ganga in order
to keep it clean for Kumbh Mela as the seers had threatened to boycott Shahi Snans (royal bathings) during the upcoming mela due to the high levels of pollution in the river.
Working in coordination with Centre under the ongoing ambitious `20,000 crore National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the CM had said that his government had drawn up a plan to develop ponds