Move Tanneries, Set Guidelines For Ganga’s Ghats, Uttar Pradesh Is Told
In its latest move to protect the Ganges, the country’s upper green courtyard banned the release of any type of waste within 500 meters of the river; Any person caught in the river will be charged Rs. 50,000.
He also called on the government of Uttar Pradesh to move polluting tanneries and apply guidelines – with the state of Uttarakhand hills – for religious activities organized in the ghats of the river and its tributaries.
The Ganges is one of the dirtiest rivers in the world, with tons of sewage and industrial waste poured daily.
It starts as a crystalline river in the icy Himalayas, but pollution and overuse transform it into toxic sludge as it passes through booming cities, industrial centers and millions of devotees passed by.
Less than a quarter of the approximately 4.8 billion liters of wastewater flowing daily in the river 1,570 miles from major cities are treated.
Sliding under the bridge in the industrial city of Kanpur, the color of the water turns dark gray. Industrial waste and wastewater flows from open drains, when the foam clouds float on its surface. In a sense, the river turns red.
Near there, tannery workers carry buffaloes soaked with chemicals in large drums. The second dirty return in the river, which is a destination for waste generated by 760 industrial units described “extremely polluting” by experts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has pledged to build more treatment plants and move more than 400 tanneries near the river, but the $ 3 billion cleanup plan is far behind schedule.
The Green National Court said today that the Government of Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh had six weeks to reinstate the tanneries of Jajmau Unnao or any place it deems convenient. There are about 450 tanneries in the state that go back to the river. Only 14 were closed in March.
Much of the money allocated to PM Modi’s flagship initiative to clean the river is not disappointed, officials at the National Cleaner Mission (NMCG) said, a government agency responsible for overseeing the project, the Reuters news agency in April .
The report said the $ 3.06 billion allocated for cleanup in the five years to 2020, a presentation on the project in January showed that only $ 205 million had been spent between April 2015 and March 2017.
The Green National Court in February, states that “no drop of Ganga has been cleaned so far” accusing the government of spending public money