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CAG plans audit of water pollution

Source: The Hindu Business Line, New Delhi, Mar 16, 2010, Date: , 2010

The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India is planning a comprehensive audit of water pollution in India that would cover the extent and causes of pollution of lakes, rivers and ground water. The aim of the audit would be to identify critical issues and suggest solutions that would help the government conserve and protect water resources more effectively, said Mr Vinod Rai, CAG, India. Impact on common man Mr Rai said this was for the first time that the CAG has taken steps for participation of a large number of stakeholders before undertaking audits in areas such as environment which impact the common man. He was speaking at the two-day International Conference on Environment Audit Concerns about water pollution. The inputs would be used while planning the performance audit on “Pollution of Rivers, Lakes and Groundwater” in India during 2010-11, Mr Rai said. The increased emphasis on the environment tracks the increased government spending on pollution control in recent times.