26 mil­lion litres of tan­nery ef­flu­ent

Sunday Express - - INDIA -

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

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