Untreated water being released into Bandi river

  • | Thursday | 28th June, 2018

Some of them are still releasing the water into the river, which also include untreated water and one of them is operating without consent.Meanwhile, a fresh petition has been moved in the court against one treatment plant (CETP) for violation of the orders and contributing to pollution. Two such complaints have already been registered but they are pending action. President of the CETPs (Common Effluent Treatment Plant) have been directed to prepare an action plan which according to them will be submitted soon.At the same time, the samiti has also alleged that the treatment plants have not been operating as desired. JODHPUR: Amid the unabated pollution in Bandi river and Nehra dam by the effluent discharged by the textile industries in Pali district , the divisional commissioner of Jodhpur visited the affected areas in pursuance of the directions of the National Green Tribunal.He will submit his report to the NGT during the next hearing on the petition filed by the Kisan Paryavaran Sangharsh Samiti of Pali. The report is to be submitted before July 5 ahead of the next hearing.Despite the directions of the NGT not to release untreated water from the units and reuse the treated water in the units themselves, the polluted water continue to make its way into the river and Nehra dam.General secretary of the samite, Mahaveer Singh Sukarlai said that if this violation of the directions of the tribunal continued, the samiti would again begin agitation.“In spite of a clear ban on release of the untreated water in the river and reuse of the treated water by the units, this water continues to make its way into the river and the dam,” he said.The NGT has sought a time bound action plan on the reuse of the treated water by the units.

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