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RIVER UNDER THREAT Haryana distillery under CPCB’s scanner for polluting Yamuna

March 26, 2019 06:46 AM

COURTESY TIMES OF INDIA MARCH 26

RIVER UNDER THREAT
Haryana distillery under CPCB’s scanner for polluting Yamuna
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New Delhi:

The Central Pollution Control Board has issued showcause notice to a distillery operating in Karnal, Haryana over untreated effluents being dumped in the river.


A joint inspection by the apex pollution control board along with CSIR NEERI had revealed the foul quality of the effluents being discharged in the Yamuna.

“The joint team also found an outlet discharge point, ultimately leading to the ditch drain along the boundary of industrial unit. During inspection, it was found that lthe and along the discharge point was wet, indicating industrial waste was discharged… The analysis results of the samples collected from the ditch drain indicates the water quality of drain has drastically deteriorated of the unit. The biochemical oxygen demand increases from 195mg/l to 630mg/l and chemical oxygen demand from 556mg/l to

1970mg/l from the upstream location,” CPCB chairman SPS Parihar said as part of the notice issued to RSL Distilleries Pvt Ltd.

The joint team has also concluded that the water quality of river Yamuna deteriorates after downstream of Yamunanagar and Panipat which shows that ditch drain and drain no. 2 are the substantial point source of According to the notice, it is thereby evident that the unit is noncomplying to zero liquid discharge (ZLD) condition and has discharged partially treated effluent to ditch drain that ultimately deteriorates water quality of river Yamuna.

The joint inspection was done to assess and identify the probable source of pollution of the river, in compliance with directions of an NGT appointed panel.

National Green Tribunal chairperson AK Goel had in July formed the monitoring committee comprising retired expert member BS Sajwan and former Delhi chief secretary Shailaja Chandra and directed them to the submit an action plan and detailed report on cleaning of the river by December 31

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